Hits and Misses

A mon­u­ment we can all get be­hind

The Dallas Morning News - - World -

Art has a way of bring­ing peo­ple to­gether. That’s why we’re glad to see or­ga­niz­ers and the Dal­las Parks De­part­ment move for­ward on a plan to in­stall a mon­u­ment to the late Dal­las pain­ter Arthello Beck Jr. in Twin

Falls Park at South Polk Street and West Red Bird Lane. Af­ter months of racial dis­course in this city over the pulling down of mon­u­ments, there’s been a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort to erect one to honor Beck’s spec­tac­u­lar work, which of­ten de­picts the black ex­pe­ri­ence. Don’t know this black artist’s name?

If you’ve walked through Ter­mi­nal D at DFW In­ter­na­tional Air­port, you’ve prob­a­bly seen his 20-foot-wide ren­der­ing of Caddo Lake. The work was em­bed­ded in the floor af­ter his 2004 death.

The beauty of Beck’s work is some­thing we can all agree on.

File Photo/Staff

A 1979 photo of Dal­las artist Arthello Beck Jr. with a por­trait of his son.

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