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Walton Ford

Guilty Cow, Two Heifers, Three Sheep and Two Sows

Walton Ford

Walton Ford

Guilty Cow, Two Heifers, Three Sheep and Two Sows

Guilty Cow, Two Heifers, Three Sheep and Two Sows

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Walton Ford

b. 1960

Guilty Cow, Two Heifers, Three Sheep and Two Sows


signed WALTON FORD and titled (on the reverse)

oil on wood

24 by 19 in.

61 by 48.3 cm.

Executed circa 1995.

This work is in very good condition overall. There are tonal and textural variations to the surface of the work, inherent to the artist's working method and chosen media. There is evidence of handling and wear to the turning edges and corners with associated faint scuffs and losses to the wooden support and pigment, visible upon close inspection. Under ultraviolet inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed with no glazing.


Framed dimensions: 27¾ by 22⅞ in.  (70.5 by 58.1 cm.)


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

New Museum, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner in May 1995

“The big thing I’m always looking for in my work is a sort of attraction-repulsion, where the stuff is beautiful to begin with until you notice that some sort of horrible violence is about to happen or is in the middle of happening.” – Walton Ford


“Walton Ford paints pictures full of animals. He uses animals as metaphors, and works consciously with the way animals have been used symbolically throughout the history of western iconography. In short, we can say that Ford’s visual universe is preoccupied with animals, but it is really about humans. None of Ford’s pictures tells nice, affectionate ‘feel-good’ stories about how well and generously we treat one another. The stories in the pictures are about greed, the desire for power, rampant sexuality etc., things that of course are not necessarily evil in themselves, for nature is not evil; that is purely a human projection.” – Mette Marcus, Walton Ford (Humlebaek: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2010), p. 4.