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'Directions' by William King - Elmira, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff
N 42° 05.434 W 076° 48.145
18T E 350937 N 4661403
Quick Description: This sculpture is by the Arnot Museum in Elmira.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 5/25/2016 9:41:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMR86F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 1

Long Description:
I had seen this sculpture but didn't know the name or artist until I saw it onvirtualglobetrotting.com

NY Times article on artist's death at 90.
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"Mr. King worked in clay, wood, bronze, vinyl, burlap and aluminum. He worked both big and small, from busts and toylike figures to large public art pieces depicting familiar human poses — a seated, cross-legged man reading; a Western couple (he in a cowboy hat, she in a long dress) holding hands; a tall man reaching down to tug along a recalcitrant little boy; a crowd of robotic-looking men walking in lock step.

But for all its variation, what unified his work was a wry observer’s arched eyebrow, the pointed humor and witty rue of a fatalist. His figurative sculptures, often with long, spidery legs and an outlandishly skewed ratio of torso to appendages, use gestures and posture to suggest attitude and illustrate his own amusement with the unwieldiness of human physical equipment."
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