High on the Hog
Lithograph by Ron Keas
A great collectible for any Clint Eastwood Fan !
The story behind the artwork
told by the artist:
" In 1987 Clint
Eastwood was running for Mayor of Carmel California. At this time
Clint owned a restaurant in Carmel named "The Hog's Breath Inn".
I got the idea of painting Clint in a Western outfit, saddled proudly on
a hog, with the famous Carmel Lone Cypress in the background. My
intention was to sell it to Clint to hang in his restaurant. After
completing the painting, I tried to find a way to contact Clint.
I checked the Yellow Pages to look for the phone number of the Hog's Breath
Inn. I called the restaurant and told them what I was up to, and
they said I should write a letter and send to the restaurant manager.
At that same time, I saw a business in Carmel named "Clintville".
It was a gift shop that specialized in Clint Eastwood memorabilia, posters,
statues, etc. I spoke to the shop owner on the phone and asked him
if he had could tell me how to contact Clint. The shop owner's name
was Paul Laub, and it turns out he was Clint's opponent in the race for
Mayor of Carmel. Paul Laub offered to purchase my "High on the Hog"
oil painting at a good price, and also to have lithographic posters made
from the original artwork. He intended to sell
One evening I went to Clint's
nightclub in Carmel, The Mission Ranch, to hear the band play. As
the music began, Clint walked in and sat down at the table next to mine.
It so happened that I had a copy of the High on the Hog in the car.
I went and got it, brought it back, and introduced myself as the artist
responsible for the lithograph. I asked if he would autograph one
for me. He look me in the eye with the same expression he has in
the artwork, and quietly said, "So, you're the guy...." He grinned, and
High on the Hog
90 pound, acid free paper
Lithograph from original oil painting by Ron Keas
Limited editon of 500 prints signed and numbered by the artist.
50 prints remaining
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