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Fallen Angel
  • Diego Romero
    born 1964, active circa 1986–present
    born: Berkeley, California, United States ; active: United States
  • Fallen Angel, 2013–2014
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 358 x 512 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 1/8 x 20 3/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 515 x 665 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 20 1/4 x 26 3/16 in
  • Gift of David H. Weinglass and Marilyn Carbonell in Honor of Stephen Goddard
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0016
Description

A winged man who appears to be Native American sits at a bar. His hair is tied at the nape of his neck. There is an empty barstool to his right. Behind the bar, a coyote is the bartender. Various vases and bottles line the shelves. Three rows and columns in a black and white checkerboard pattern form the border of this piece. As is typical of the artists’ style, the entire piece is in two colors. The image is in black while the negative space provides the second color necessary for dimension.