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Thornton Dial

Lost Cows, 2000-2001

Cow skeletons, steel, golf bag, golf ball, mirrors, enamel, and Splash Zone compound
76 1/2 × 91 × 52 in
194.3 × 231.1 × 132.1 cm
location
San Francisco
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Estate of Thornton Dial / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio, Rockford, IL / Art Resource, NY.
Thornton Dial
American, 1928–2016
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An extraordinarily prolific maker of complex assemblage sculptures, Thornton Dial was plucked from …

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An extraordinarily prolific maker of complex assemblage sculptures, Thornton Dial was plucked from relative obscurity in the 1980s by Bill Arnett, an Atlanta-based collector of art made by untrained black Southerners—an event that has become the stuff of legend. Dial spent most of his life working as a machinist in a …

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About the work
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Estate of Thornton Dial / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio, Rockford, IL / Art Resource, NY.
Thornton Dial
American, 1928–2016
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An extraordinarily prolific maker of complex assemblage sculptures, Thornton Dial was plucked from …

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An extraordinarily prolific maker of complex assemblage sculptures, Thornton Dial was plucked from relative obscurity in the 1980s by Bill Arnett, an Atlanta-based collector of art made by untrained black Southerners—an event that has become the stuff of legend. Dial spent most of his life working as a machinist in a …

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Thornton Dial

Lost Cows, 2000-2001

Cow skeletons, steel, golf bag, golf ball, mirrors, enamel, and Splash Zone compound
76 1/2 × 91 × 52 in
194.3 × 231.1 × 132.1 cm
location
San Francisco
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