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Cowboy Hat Bust

Cowboy Hat Bust

The Tel Aviv Museum was introduced to Dina’s sculpture by director Suzanne Landau in 2017. The Museum selected Cowboy Hat Bust, 1996, one of Dina’s signature brooch-like hanging wall reliefs. The work had previously been exhibited at Nexus Gallery in 1996, and at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery’s Transformations Show in 2015. The idea that Israel’s premier contemporary art museum chose a work by an Israeli/American artist named for the iconic American Cowboy is amusing and worthy of note. American lore and iconography casts a long shadow—In this case from Philadelphia to Tel Aviv!

1996, 36 x 21 x 19” Varnished steel, wood, plastic

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