Scrapbook Ten…

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Wolfgang Pogzeba and Forrest in his gallery chatting at an art opening in 1982. Wolfie, as he was called, was returning to Taos from Montana in his twin engine airplane. He stopped in Salt Lake for a quick repair of his electrical system, but didn’t take on fuel. It was dark and snowing hard in Taos when Wolfie should have landed. He didn’t get there, and a search was launched. Forrest followed a grid pattern in his airplane for five days looking for his friend but the wreckage was not found until the following summer. Wolfie and his three passengers did not survive the crash, nor did a Joseph Sharp painting that Forrest had consigned to his friend. It spent the winter outside the plane under 3 feet of snow. The insurance company offered Forrest the ruined painting but he didn’t want it. There were some things he didn’t collect.

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