Al Taylor

Al Taylor
1948-1999
Fish Parts (#5)
1992
Graphite on paper.
18 3/8 x 16 1/8 inches (46.7 x 41 cm)
Gift of Debbie Taylor in honor of Isabelle Dervaux.
© The Estate of Al Taylor
2019.90:4
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Debbie Taylor.
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Although he began his career as a painter, Taylor turned to sculpture and drawing in the mid-1980s. During his short life he produced more than 5,000 drawings, which, while related to his three-dimensional constructions by their subjects, form an independent body of work. This drawing belongs to a group of fish parts inspired by a six-foot fish replica Taylor retrieved from a trash bin and cut into five sections before suspending them on the wall with wires to create an installation.

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