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    Artist Name:

    Ronald Lockett

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1965 – 1998

    Title:

    Facing Extinction

    Date:

    ca. 1994

    Medium:

    Welder's chalk on metal mounted on wood

    Dimensions:

    49 3/8 x 47 5/8 x 3 1/2 inches

    Credit Line:

    T. Marshall Hahn Collection

    Accession Number:

    1996.179

    On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway Level, Gallery 408
    Alabama artist Ronald Lockett’s tin pieces deal with death and remembrance. Lockett created this image of a buffalo using a simple perforated outline and metal scraps. It is a poignant commemoration of the buffalo and their Native American hunters, both of whom faced the threat of elimination by the advance of white settlers. The punctures in the metal also recall bullet holes, suggesting the artist’s distress at the social plight of the young black men of his generation.



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