1 Kilogram Pure Gold Coin – <em>Weather Watch – Bison</em> by Robert Bateman

1 Kilogram Pure Gold Coin...

$79,560.75 USD
Sold Out

1 Kilogram Pure Gold Coin – Weather Watch – Bison by Robert Bateman

Gold 2024 Mintage 70
Sold Out

1 Kilogram Pure Gold Coin – Weather Watch – Bison by Robert Bateman

Gold 2024 Mintage 70
$79,560.75 USD
Pay up to 6 monthly
installments of $13,260.13 USD.
Masters Club: 1,075,000 Status: CAN & US shipping only
Availability: Call store for availability. Find a store

About

rcm

Features

The matchless gleam of pure gold
Includes the artist’s signature
Includes a special insert

Specifications

Product Number 244859
Mintage 70
Composition 99.99% pure gold
Weight 1006.1 g
Diameter 101.6 mm
Edge Serrated
Face Value $2,500
Finish Proof
Packaging Black clamshell with black beauty box
Artist Robert Bateman (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

Design & Artist

Reverse
Obverse

Robert Bateman, Artist

This piece began as a demonstration in front of a master class of wildlife artists in Wyoming. I wanted to show them the evolution of a painting from concept to finish starting with a gessoed Masonite board. The most important part of the process is the struggling with the thinking and decisions. On my iPad I brought along some photos of Wyoming mammals including wolves, elk and bison. Then I went for a 2 hour drive in the countryside, camera in hand, looking for the habitat and the compositional idea. My eye fell on this bit of eroded, sandy bank which made me think of the Calgary Zoo bison’s flank. Then I played around with bold brush strokes, sketching on the blank board in front of the class, talking out loud and changing my mind many times. The ominous clouds and dark sky were not in the original scene but I needed them to bring out the blond highlights on the animal’s fur. Of course, I did not have time to finish it in the limited class time. That was done in succeeding weeks in the studio. The finishing touches are not that important. What really matters is the original thinking.

Robert Bateman, Artist

Reviews

Questions

What do you want to know about this product?