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Drinking Man

Folk and Self-Taught Art
sculpture
Drinking Man

Artist/Maker

Dilmus Hall
American, 1900–1987

Date

ca. 1960s

Medium

Metal, glass, concrete, brick

Accession #

1993.48

Dimensions

38 1/4 x 21 x 24 inches

Location

Drinking Man was originally a slouched and sodden member of the Drink and the Devil tableau in Dilmus Hall’s Athens, Georgia, yard. In Hall’s yard the drinking man and his supine accomplice (now lost) were threatened by a fearsome devil (also part of the High’s collection), whom Hall said would “whop” the Drinking Man if he stopped his tippling. Hall began his mixed-media group in the 1950s, using brick, metal, and wood, covered with concrete and painted with enamel.

Credit

Gift of Andy Nasisse for the Nasisse Collection