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An important and celebrated work by Earl Hooks.

Man of Sorrows
fired, unglazed terra cotta on a wooden base
11 x 6-1/2 x 3 inches
7-5/8 x 4-7/8 x 2-1/4 inches (with base)
Provenance: The artist’s family

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Pictured: Willie Cole, 600%, 1996, Shellac and enamel on found banisters & plywood, 57.5 x 29 x 31 inches. Sold privately by Black Art Auction.

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