'Warhol of the West' Billy Schenck

Not many artists can boast a retrospective with Andy Warhol, but Billy Schenck takes it in his stride. The original ‘granddaddy of contemporary Western art’ fuses Navajo culture, spaghetti westerns and tongue-in-cheek humour in his spectacular collection, The New West

Big 10

Billy Schenck

Coyote Canyon

Billy Schenck

Surfer Girl VIII

Billy Schenck

2 Cows

Billy Schenck


Bringing Westerns to the 21st century

We took a trip to Billy’s studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico to find out more about his upcoming collection. During our time on his ranch, the real-life ranch sorting world champion taught us a thing or two about his influences…and how to herd cattle!

“I have a cinematic approach to my imagery,” the Ohio-born artist explains. “Sergio Leone brought a wry, tongue-in-cheek attitude to his work, and he spoke to the moral ambiguity of the era. I figured if Sergio could do this with film, I could do it with art – presenting an alternative vision of Western painting.”

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As seen in GQ! The New West by Billy Schenck


The bestselling men’s magazine GQ highlighted the collection, which explores the western genre. The silkscreen prints are available online and in galleries.

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