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Tony Price, Atomic Thunderbird

Tony Price, Atomic Thunderbird

Tony Price
1937 Brooklyn, New York - 2000 Santa Fe, New Mexico
Atomic Thunderbird
1994
cut and assembled stainless steel, bronze, plastic, and fiberglass
57 x 31 x 7 in.
Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1993 General Obligation Bonds, PC1996.51.1

Tony Price created one of a kind sculptures out of discarded materials from nuclear labs that were sold to the public at the Black Hole in Los Alamos. Price drew inspiration from deities and spiritual entities from religions around the world and often invoked Native American imagery. Price transformed these offcast artifacts of destruction into new symbols of positive energy. In his own words: “these sculptures act as valves, bringing the dark and light energies together to balance and thus hold the peace.”

 

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