From a very young age Ronco Ortiz was fascinated with cowboy movies and television series such as, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, The Magnificent Seven, The Lone Ranger, The Rifleman just to mention a few. In the years he lived in Los Angeles, California he really enjoyed the west and would occasionally travel to Santa Fe New Mexico where he used to buy vintage silver jewelry. As a child I always dressed like a cowboy. In this painting we see him embodying the role of a cowboy, in a social critique of what is happening worldwide with the health crisis. The question, how do you want to be remembered? It makes you think on which side of the story you want to be on, or what position are you taking regarding everything that is happening. It confronts you and forces you to reflect deeply.
Note: We like to leave the white edges on the canvas to preserve the integrity of the artwork. With this option you can frame the painting or cover the edges with black tape as is often done in art galleries.
• Fade-resistant • 20.5 mil thick poly-cotton blend canvas • Hand-stretched over solid wood stretcher bars • Matte finish coating