Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Tin Horse by Deborah Butterfield
There are many pieces in the High Museum of Art's permanent collection that I consider my favorites, but only one do I recall seeing in textbooks in my art classes in high school in Pinedale, Wyoming...a horse made of corrugated tin created by Deborah Butterfield.

Even more coincidental, I met Lenore and Burton Gold at a party in their home in Atlanta, Georgia, where I saw another tin horse (it may have been the very same one!). 

I have a photo of me and Lenore and me in front of the horse...a cool photograph. Today, that horse stands in the High Museum of Art. Sadly, Lenore passed away in an automobile accident and Burton passed a few years later. (Updated August 3, 2013)

For Atlanta tourists and locals alike, Lenore and Burton's love for art continues through the legacy of their personal collection. While you're at the High, check out the current special exhibit, "Fifty Works for Fifty States," a collection compiled by Dorothy and Herbert Vogel.

ATLANTApix of the tourATLANTA blog features a "photo-of-the-day" of Atlanta. Come back tomorrow for a new one!


Anonymous said...

If you're referring to the lovely man, Burton Gold, who is currently married to Barbara, and was the widower of the beautiful "hat lady," Lenore, he's very much alive.
Janet Beerman

Travis S. Taylor said...

Thank you very much, Janet for letting me know! So glad to know Burton is doing well. They were both quite lovely when I knew them...and so generous to Atlanta.