A Dallas Cowboy
Dallas, USA 2020
Archival Pigment Print on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta Paper
Each is signed, dated and numbered on the front.
Edition Size: 12
Available in two sizes:
Print Size: 37" x 56"
Framed Size: 48” x 67" (122 cm x 170 cm)
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Print Size: 56" x 84"
Framed Size: 67” x 95” (170 cm x 241 cm)
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Framed in David Yarrow's custom black ash frame with white archival mat and UV protective acrylic.
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David Yarrow's Statement about A DALLAS COWBOY:
"The Big D - is exactly that - a big and great city in the big and storied state of Texas. Dallas holds a special place in my heart - there is a palpable warmth of hospitality and a spirit of collaboration. We enjoy Dallas as much as we enjoy any city in the world.
Our question has always been what to photograph in the city. To tell a story that does not emphatically reference its associations, would seem lame. For so many, Dallas means cowboys and we struggled to get away from that concept. We just had to include cowboys.
The question was how to evolve from that simple premise. My view was that cowboys come with cattle and if we were to use cattle, we may as well go for prize winning longhorn cattle. After all, they are the emblematic animal of the Lone Star State.
I was fortunate to find great support from Shawn Todd, whose eponymous firm is redeveloping much of the East Quarter in the city. The view from this district toward the city centre offers the best skyline. Shawn has done so much for the city and the strength of his relationships with the Mayor and the police and the traffic department meant that we could close down this part of the city on a Sunday. That’s a key piece in the jigsaw.
This photograph was still far from easy to execute as I needed everything to be in the right place for the layered narrative to work. Longhorn cattle are not easy to get in the right place - even with the very best cowboys working them.
This final image is as good as we could have imagined. The sign on the right locates the photograph for ever. This is Dallas, Texas y’all."
DAVID YARROW BIOGRAPHY:
Born Glasgow, Scotland in 1966., David Yarrow took up photography at an early age and as a 20-year-old found himself working as a photographer for The London Times on the pitch at the World Cup Final in Mexico City. On that day, David took the famous picture of Diego Maradona holding the World Cup and, as a result, he was subsequently asked to cover the Olympics and numerous other sporting events.
Yarrow’s evocative and immersive photography of life on earth is most distinctive and it has earned him an ever growing following among collectors. He has firmly established himself as one of the bestselling fine art photographers in the world, with the limited edition prints regularly selling at over $70,000 and with recent work selling in the six figures at auction.
At the Sotheby’s photography auction in London in May 2017, Yarrow’s iconic image from South Sudan – MANKIND – was sold for $75,000, the highest of the 100 lots in the show. In April of 2018 year David’s image “The Wolf of Main Street” sold for $100,000 and was the highest bid for piece by a living photographer. Most recently “78 Degrees North” went for an even more impressive $110,000.
In 2016, Rizzoli New York published Yarrow’s latest book – Wild Encounters – with a foreword written by HRH The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William). The book was awarded “Art Book of 2017” by Amazon and has already sold out a second print run. All Yarrow’s royalties from the book continue to be donated to Tusk, the leading British NGO that focuses on animal conservation in Africa.
Philanthropy and conservation are central to David Yarrow’s passion to document the animal and human world in a fresh and creative way. In 2019 charitable donations from the sale of David’s images exceeded $2.5 million.
David Yarrow is brand ambassador for Land Rover and UBS Bank; he is European ambassador for Nikon Camera. In December 2017 he shot Tag Heuer LVMH’s latest “Don’t Crack Under Pressure” campaign with model and actress Cara Delevingne. In January 2019, David collaborated with American icon Cindy Crawford.
In September 2019, Rizzoli published Yarrow's 368 page photography monograph, showcasing 150 of David’s strongest images from the past two years. The book features a foreword written by global NFL star Tom Brady and an afterword written by American cultural icon Cindy Crawford. All royalties from this book will be donated to conservation charities Tusk, in the UK and WildAid, in the US.