Meet the talented artists that High West collaborates with for thrilling bottle labels, promotional items and art for our customers and saloon.
David Levinthal - Double Rye! Label
David Levinthal is a New York City artist whose work is held in more than 35 significant public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC, Los Angeles County of Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. On the walls of one of our dining rooms are several originals from David's "Wild West Series" where he arranges the figurines into stereotypical poses to portray the rugged individualism of the western hero. This series was inspired by the romance and grandeur of 1950's Western television and film. These extraordinary photographs encapsulate the American pioneer spirit of the Old West.
Diane Whitehead - American Prairie Bourbon Label
One of our favorite Western artists is Diane Whitehead. We love her work because it captures the emotion of the west. Diane grew up in Spokane Washington and now makes her home in Ovando, Montana. Diane is passionate about the west and paints what she loves best; nature and animals. She is highly praised for her strong brushstrokes and bold use of color; both of which make her work come alive. Diane loves to travel in her pop up camper, most frequently to Montana or Wyoming to take images of wild life that she so loves to paint. Diane shares her talent to help animals by donating her work for animal charity functions.
Please learn more about Diane and her beautiful art at dianewhitehead.com.
Dave Newman - High West 7000' Label
Dave Newman is a self-taught artist living in Prescott, Arizona. Originally from Southern California, Dave moved to Arizona in 1997 with his wife, Donna. He creates mixed media collage constructions using his original photographs, found objects and vintage magazine articles and advertisements. in make these 'time capsules', Dave focuses on historic locations, recycles objects and brings a sense of nostalgia to his work.
One of the unique aspects of Dave's collage work is his ability to do commissions for clients who want specific themes or personal items incorporated into a piece of art. He also created the original artwork for the PF Chang's Rock 'n Roll Arizona Marathon since it's inaugural race in 2004. Fender Guitar's Custom Shop works closely with Dave on numerous guitar sets and has featured several of these in their calendars.
For information and sales of these and other works please contact Meyer Gallery at 305 Main Street, Park City 435-649-8160 meyergallery.com
Michael Nikola - Campfire and Barreled Boulevardier Labels
"When i'm in the woods, at the beach, on the top of a mountain the only thing that makes sense to me is making art. I just want to enjoy nature and paint pictures. My subject matter is never limited: from landscapes to figures, I find beauty in all things. Persistent in focusing on the big picture, I simplify what i see rather than lose myself in detail. I am continuously aiming to develop my style, defining myself as an artist, determined to learn something every time i pick up a brush."
For more information on this artists work please visit michaelnikola.com
Robert Benard - Bourye Label
Engraving found in Jacob Klein's Summa Dubiorum Circa Classes Quadrupedum et Amphibiorum, 1743