Duke Cahill, Yard art (statues and assemblage fence)

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  • Location:

    Sacramento, California, USA (Map)

  • Status:

    Non Extant

  • Artist:
  • Built:


  • Materials:

    concrete, paint, tools, metal

About the Artist/Site

Cahill began building colossal statues in the 2 ½ acre yard of his Sacramento fiberglass and construction business in 1966. Helped by his skilled craftsmen when business was slow, they stacked up the empty 55-gallon drums that the fiberglass had come in, shaping figures, animals, and otherworldly creatures with plaster. The site also included elaborate gates, signs, and assemblages. Although it has been dismantled, most of the work has been saved and is in private collections.

~ Jo Farb Hernández

SPACES Archive Holdings

2 folders: clippings, correspondence, maps, pamphlets, images

Related Documents

SPACES Newsletter, 1987

Brief bio of Duke Cahill

Font options for Duke Cahill bio

Card to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Duke and Frances Cahill, 12/18/1979

Letter to Duke and Frances Cahill from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 11/1985

postcard to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Frances Cahill, 5/8/1977

business card for Duke Cahill

business card for Kent R. Milton

business card for Rick Klopp

letter to Duke Cahill from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 7/22/1976

Duke Cahill contract, 10/2/2000

various notes about Duke Cahill

Duke Cahill bio

list of Cahill info needed

brief bio of Duke Cahill, 6/1984

Letter to Duke and Frances Cahill from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 8/1985

Duke Cahill bio and needs

questions for Duke and Frances Cahill

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Frances Cahill, 9/24/1985

Letter from Steve Vanoni, 11/3/1998

article about Duke Cahill

Traditional Folk Arts-Guidelines and Application, 2/20/1999

Instructions for submitting a proposal, 1999/2000

Letter to SPACES/Seymour Rosen from Steve

Call for proposals, 2/19/1999

Letter from Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee, 1/15/1999

Letter to Steve Vanoni from Janice T. Driesbach, Crocker Art Museum, 11/2/1998

Letter from Ken Magri, American River College, 1/25/1999

Letter to Steve Vanoni from Phil Hitchcock, Art Consultant, 1/27/1999

Duke Cahill bio

draft of letter for solicitation of funds

Budget Request for traditional folk arts program

art work/gift/loans policy, 10/27/2000

Letter to Betsy Peterson, The Fund for Folk Culture from SPACES/Seymour Rosen, 3/12/1999

Traditional Folk Arts-Guidelines and Application, 1999

letter from Steve Vanoni ?

Map and site information

Not Exact Address
Sacramento, California, United States
Latitude/Longitude: 38.701168 / -121.576698


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