This is a vintage piece, since the artist’s life ended prematurely, in the 1970’s.
Apaches have historically been known as horse-lovers (and superb riders), and Vigil lavished wonderful detail and realism on his paintings of horseflesh.
Notice the delicacy of the manes and tails, the strong muscular chest, and natural proportions.
The grasses underfoot are depicted with ultra realism, as well as the steer’s skull, and every bit of the scene.
With a wealth of fine detail, this sun-filled painting shows the skill and love for his heritage that characterized this gifted painter. Framed, and ready to hang.