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William Hawkins (1895-1990)
William Hawkins (1895-1990)

Two Dinosaurs Wrestling, 1989

William Hawkins (1895-1990) Two Dinosaurs Wrestling, 1989 signed William.L.Hawkins lower edge enamel, cornmeal and collage on Masonite 48 x 56 ½ in.
Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York

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Two Dinosaurs reveals ways that William Hawkins employed a range of materials to great effect. His dinosaurs seem leathery and hefty, their weightiness in part bestowed through Hawkins' use of cornmeal to distinguish their bodies from the slick, sophisticated background. Additionally, the artist interjects a note of humor with the collaged partial image of a puppy's face and ear, which serves as an eye for both beasts and stands in twee contrast with the assertiveness of the overall composition.

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