Tom Sanford - MUSIC London Friday, November 20, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Leo Koenig Inc., New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Leo Koenig Inc., Tom Sanford, 10 March - 6 April, 2006

  • Catalogue Essay

    'Dimebag Darrell' was born in 1966 to Country music producer Jerry Bob Abbott and his wife, Carolyn. Deviating from his father's preferred genre, Dimebag co-founded the seminal heavy metal band Pantera in 1981, and later, Damageplan. It was during a December 2004 performance with this latter group that Dimebag was murdered on-stage by a paranoid fan. Three of those who came to the musician's aide were also shot and killed. This work is one of several paintings Sanford has created depicting violence in the lives of musicians; other subjects have included the infamous 2004 Vibe Awards stabbing incident and a knife altercation involving 50 Cent while at the studio.


The Assassination of 'Dime Bag' Darrell Abbott

Oil, acrylic and fake silver leaf on wood in artist's frame.
207 x 182 cm. (81 x 71 5/8 in).
Signed, titled and dated 'Tom Sanford the Assassination of 'Dime Bag' Darrell Abbott 2005' on the reverse.

£500 - 700 

Sold for £2,000


21 Nov 2009