Legendary Artist and American Pop Culture Icon, Peter Max has generously donated a second painting from his own personal archives of former New York City carriage horse, Bobby II Freedom to benefit Equine Advocates at a special auction and equine art show at the Bellus Lux Lucis Fine Art Gallery (http://bellusluxlucis.com/ ) in Clarence, NY on Saturday, May 14th. Bobby’s story has become well known since his rescue from slaughter on June 25, 2010 when he was discovered in a “kill pen” at a New Holland, Pennsylvania slaughter auction. He has since been retired at Equine Advocates horse sanctuary in Chatham, NY and has become an ambassador for other urban carriage horses who have been sent to slaughter.
“My wife Mary and I are devoted animal advocates, said Peter Max.” I am so thankful that my art could be used in saving even one horse from any kind of cruelty.”
Max’s painting, “Bobby Wild and Free” already has an opening bid of $10,000. Phone bids are welcome. The picture will be auctioned off on Saturday, May 14th. The show will also offer additional works by Peter Max.
“On behalf of Equine Advocates, I want to thank Bonnie Lux of the Bellus Lux Lucis Fine Art Gallery for hosting and organizing this wonderful art show devoted to equine art,” said Equine Advocates President, Susan Wagner. “We operate from a 140-acre horse sanctuary in Chatham, New York which is home to 80 remarkable equines, including horses, ponies, donkeys and mules. I am so grateful to Peter Max who has generously donated a second painting of Bobby II Freedom – this time from his own personal archives. When Bobby was rescued last year he became a poster child for so many other urban carriage horses who are used and then scrapped for slaughter when they outlive their usefulness. By immortalizing Bobby in a painting, Peter Max has helped attract even more attention to the cruel plight of urban carriage horses in New York City, across this country and throughout the world.”
BIDS ON THE PAINTING ARE BEING TAKEN ALL WEEK BY PHONE BY CALLING EQUINE ADVOCATES (518) 245-1599) OR THE BELLUS LUX LUCIS FINE ART GALLERY IN CLARENCE, NY (716) 407-3047. BIDDING RUNS THROUGH 8 PM ON 5/14. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SHOW AT THE BELLA LUX LUCIS GALLERY.