Sunday, March 1, 2009


This is my husbands favorite. "The Challenge" vintage painting of a bull fighter. It is huge !!! We have it over our fireplace, it almost reaches the ceiling. I love the colors ! All the greens and blues ! I like to have my home full of bright beautiful colors. This has a pretty engraved wooded frame. It is very light weight. This is a print and not an original painting. It is signed Lee Bukk. I did an Internet search for this artist and got nothing but a bunch of filth. I think there are more of these out there somewhere though. The back has a sticker on it that says TURNER MFG. CO. CHICAGO "The Challenge" fashion plate wall accessories.

16 comments:

  1. Have you found out anything on this artist? I just acquired a painting by him and am also loooking for information.

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  2. No nothing at all. Let me know if you do ;)

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  3. I have the same painting on my wall.

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  4. hi I've actually just moved back to the states from Seville, Spain and have a Spanish-themed home and just bought this painting at a vintage store Love it !!! I'm trying to get stuff on him as well

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  5. i have that one also, how is the texture of the painting? is it real paint or printed?

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  6. I have this painting also, mine is textured like real paint. Im not sure if prints were made like that, so Im wondering if mine is original? Thanks

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  7. Hi I just acquired this painting and I too love it! Like Jay, it feels textured like real paint so I am not sure if prints were made like that in the past or if Lee Bukk made several paintings like this. Highly improbable right? Has anyone found out any information on this artist?

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  8. Hi, i seem to have the same painting, but the colors are darker. Also, on the back there is a Turner mfg. co. sticker that specifies that it is Item no "1715" and the model is "L66 The Challenge". I would like to know if yours has this sticker on the back. Also, does anyone else have the darker version of it??

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  9. i have this same painting, it is 30"x40", item # 1715 and L66, does anyone know what it sells for , got it in a will.

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  10. Unfortunately, it doesn't have an actual price. It's a print, making it basically worthless, but is old and very pretty, giving it a value equivalent to what someone is ready to pay for it. Since it wasn't actually painted, an art dealer would classify it as worthless but, to the right person, i think you could get something for it.

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  11. I just got that same painting and put it on my wall. Love the print but its too shinny when the light hits it. Wish I could find an original oil painting

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  12. Hello to all above, My name is JENNY' & I have the same painting " The bull fighter" it's a dark version. Bought it at a yardsale....and put up on my wall as I moved inn 6yrs...ago. It doese not have any# in back just looks like brown paper been torn off....

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  13. I have neen trying to find this painting for about 20 years now. My mother had it in her living room when i was five. Do you know where i could buy one?

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  14. I have the oil version of this painting for sale

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  15. My neighbor just gave me a painting from this artist. Its amazing! Lots of greens. Pretty dark and its of two old ships. I looks like an original and its textured but I have no idea if its real or not and also cant find anything on this artist. Total bummer cause Id love to get more of his stuff. If anyone finds anything please email me MelissaAletha@gmail.com

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  16. So apparently his name is Lee Reynolds Burr. Not Lee Bukk. And his art has two names Lee Reynolds or Lee Burr. This is what I found on ebay...

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=lee+burr&_sacat=550&_odkw=lee+burr&_osacat=0&_from=R40

    And this is a thread I found that talks a little about his work...

    http://www.artconversation.com/questions/2028-need-help-with-info-on-painting-signed-lee-burr.html

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