Thursday, October 08, 2009
Largest Collection of AZ Artist Available for Public Review
B R Pettit was an Arizonan artist who is best known for his monumental statue entitled "Ole Bill Williams" that stands as a sentinel to "The Gateway for the Grand Canyon" in Williams, AZ. The eight-foot tall monument of the mountain man, for whom Williams, AZ was named, has become a Route 66 icon. http://www.mountainmanbronzes.com/
Pettit's work was prominently displayed in the Oval Office by President Ronald Reagan during the duration of his terms in office. The piece entitled "Ole Bill" was taken cross country to Reagan's home in California. That bronze statue by Bill Pettit is currently in the collection of the Reagan Presidential Library and assigned the reference number 1985.00359.01.
The original limited edition of 30 was sold out in the 1980s. For the first time since then, a second limited edition is being made available to the public. Read more at http://www.mountainmanbronzes.com/
Stacey Wittig of Wittigwriter is a marketing strategist and social media consultant. Subscribe to this website for free internet marketing tips and strategies.