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The Invocation

Artist: Buck McCain (American, born 1943)

Date: 2003, modelled in 1990
Medium: bronze
Dimensions:
163 x 54 x 114 inches (414 x 137.2 x 289.6 cm)
Classification: Sculptures
Inscribed: The Invocation (rider's proper left, on base)
Signed: Buck McCain (rider's proper left, on base)
Credit Line: Purchase of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 2003
Object number: 21.33.1
Accession Number: 2003.3.1
Label Text:The Invocation stands near the entrance of the Stark Museum of Art. This monumental sculpture portrays a Plains Indian lifting a buffalo skull in prayer. He asks for the preservation of his people. According to the artist, the sculpture also shows "the moment when human aspiration soars and we rise above our daily lives."
Provenance: Purchased June 23, 2003 through (Joe Wade Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico) by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art
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