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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Jackson, Harry 25
Descriptions
polychrome bronze
Names
Sculpture 571
Subjects
Cowboy 292
Date:
1964
Dimensions:
H: 19.75 in, width: 6 in, L: 7.375 in, Base Length: 6.25 in, Base Width: 6.25 in
Title:
Gunsil
Credit Line:
Gift of The Coe Foundation
Gloss:
Jackson created The Gunsil as an outgrowth of studies for the commissioned painting The Range Burial. In painting his bronzes, Jackson challenged the accepted precept of "truth of materials," and revived the ancient practice of applying paint to sculpture. According to the artist, the work "gunsil" is a belittling abbreviation of "gunslinger." The sculpture provides a variation on the theme of human vulnerability in the face of death.
Inscription:
HJackson66 1.P./c.
Remarks:
base located in VB.C39.S5
Accession Number:
5.76

Not currently on display

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