Arabian Nights #2, by Dale Brockman Davis, c.1969-70

Dale Brockman Davis Arabian Nights, #2, c. 1969–70

Medium: Clay, leather, and metal
Dimensions: 18 x 12 x 12 in. (45.7 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Credit Line: Collection of the artist. Photo by Ed Glendinning

At the center of Arabian Nights, #2 is a fabric-draped pot with voluptuous curves, cinched with a belt that connects all the elements of the piece. This sculpture is a formal and conceptual departure from Davis's previous work with clay, reflecting the artist’s experience with using the potter's wheel as a creative device. The title Arabian Nights reflects an awareness of and interest in what the artist describes as an African aesthetic.

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"Arabian Nights #2." Now Dig This! Art in Black Los Angeles, 1960–1980 Digital Archive. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2016.