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2007 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Honors William King

Nearly 200 People attended the ISC’s 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award Gala honoring William King, held in New York City on November 7, 2007. Speakers included Michael Hall, a sculptor, educator, collector, critic, and long-time friend of King, who shared personal stories about the artist and the beginnings of his career. The evening’s other speaker was David Cohen, editor and publisher of and art critic/contributing editor for the New York Sun. Cohen did a wonderful job of highlighting King’s contributions to the field of sculpture.

William King treated the audience to a brief but humorous acceptance speech, which began with “Four score and seven years ago…” and concluded with a heartfelt, “It doesn’t get any better than this, folks!”

During cocktails, attendees could view a slide show provided by King’s long-time gallery Terry Dintenfass Inc., illustrating the full range of his work. An original King sculpture, on loan from Andrew and Ann Dintenfass, was also exhibited for the occasion. Attendees left the gala with signed copies of William King’s most recent catalogue, The Early Work of William King, courtesy of the Alexandre Gallery, and table donors received a unique, limited edition piece of work created by the award recipient.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is the ISC’s biggest fundraiser, and we are grateful to all of the evening’s sponsors and attendees. The 2008 Lifetime Achievement Awards Gala, honoring Fletcher Benton and Arnaldo Pomodoro, will be held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on Friday, April 25, 2008. For more details, please visit the ISC’s website

Why King

West Coast,1954, wood, 15 x 6 7/8 x 15 1/8 in.

Angelo,1955, plaster,
35 x 19 1/2 x 15 in.

Best Boy, 1964, Mahogany, 25 1/2 x 8 5/8 x 7 3/8 in.


With all his national success and exposure, King is also a sculptors' sculptor. He has remained focused on figurative work regardless of art world trends. He has spent a lifetime developing his craft while also being generous in his support of the field of sculpture.

William King epitomizes the dedication, achievement, and spirit of the ISC's Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.


The International Sculpture Center is honored to thank William King for his contributions to sculpture and invite you to join us in this well deserved celebration of his life time of achievements.

For information on the Gala honoring William King, click here. Or, to download an RSVP card for the Gala, click here.








Intern, 1979, painted
wood, 14 ¼ “. Courtesy Alexandre Gallery, New York

Maus, Maybe and

William King's first
, April 1954


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Photo Credits:All images courtesy of Alexandre Gallery, New York Unless noted (*) Title Image: Irene, 1979. East Hampton, NY. Aluminum, 27” high. Photo courtesy Terry Dintenfass, Inc.; Angelo, 1955, plaster, 35 x 19 1/2 x 15 in; Best Boy, 1964, Mahogany, 25 1/2 x 8 5/8 x 7 3/8 in; "Maus," "Maybe" and "Snack,"* 1993 stainless steel 84" x 36" x 20", 96" x 44" x 24", 84" x 42" x 22" Courtesy of The Sculpture Foundation, Inc. Photo Courtesy of; William King's first exhibition,* Charles Alan Gallery, April 1954. Courtesy of the Alan Gallery records, 1953-1970, in the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. © Oliver Baker Photography.