Slow Shuffle

c. 1939

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

This small-scale, sensuous sculpture captures the intimate relationship between two figures through the interplay of glance, gesture, and body position. During her brief career, Dorothy Austin exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as at the State Fair of Texas. At the height of her acclaim, Austin abruptly stopped making art, giving her tools to fellow Dallasite Michael G. Owen, Jr., whose Leadbelly may be seen nearby. Austin's work may also be seen on the bronze doors of the Science Place in Fair Park, the former home of the Dallas Museum of Art.

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  • Title: Slow Shuffle
  • Date Created: c. 1939
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 14 3/4 x 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in. (37.47 x 13.65 x 13.65 cm)
  • Type: Sculpture
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/5323823/
  • Medium: Carved plaster
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, Texas Art Fund and Early Texas Art Fund
  • Artist Nationality: American
  • Artist: Dorothy Austin