The Sole Sitter

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Artist: Willie Cole, American, born 1955
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72 x 27 x 42in (182.9 x 68.6 x 106.7cm)
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Museum purchase with funds from the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts
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Willie Cole's The Sole Sitter is a scaled-up version of a sculpture Cole assembled from an assortment of high heeled shoes. The shoe arragement was digitally scanned, enlarged, and cast in bronze. The title of the sculpture is a play on words, using the word for the sole of a shoe while also referencing the word soul. The Sole Sitter is the first outdoor sculpture in the McNay's Collection by an African American artist.
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