If You Wear That In
Public, I'll Arrest You.
acrylic on layered
10 x 20 inches
Jim Sweazy, 2013
I wanted to make a painting of
an iconic cowboy hat, and chose this John Wayne hat from the movie Rio
Bravo. My later research tells me this really is an icon, as it is the
hat he first wore in Stagecoach, and nearly every Western movie he made
from 1939 to 1959. The hat was so worn by the time they made Rio Bravo,
it practically became a character in the movie!