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Anthony Dominguez

Anthony Dominguez

Anthony Dominguez (1960-2014)

In 1960, Anthony Dominguez was born in Fort Worth, Texas to parents who were of Mexican, Native American, and Anglo heritage.

Following a mental breakdown when his father died in 1993, Anthony chose to give up his apartment, his job, and his possessions. Dropping his past belongings into a dumpster, he remarked what a wonderful sound it made on the metal. Instead of considering himself as homeless he proclaimed himself free.

Over the next 20 years, he lived on the streets of New York City learning to survive outside of the material world.

He found places to sleep to rest his bones in derelict buildings, under bridges and highway overpasses, in tunnels, in the back of parked moving trucks, doorways, and parking lots. He once claimed the rats slept with him to stay warm and were his teachers as they knew how to survive anywhere.

He found refuge in libraries where he could delve into learning from past spiritual beliefs. He could reference the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Hindu and Buddhist texts and the words of early Christian mystics.

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
I, Walk’tInto a Tree..., n.d.
Paint on cloth
23.25 x 48.75 in / 59 x 123.8 cm

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
I, Walk’tInto a Tree..., n.d.
Paint on cloth
23.25 x 48.75 in / 59 x 123.8 cm

Nexus Singularity / Aarne Anton -  - Viewing Room - Outsider Art Fair OVR

On scavenged materials, Anthony began to create original images of ideas and messages, often tinged with humor or irony on the interplay of life and death.

He wore his art on his body, on his clothes. His earliest works were made using syringes of bleach or typewriter Wite-Out on found black cloth. Later on, he would turn to white paint.

Anthony was introduced to Tina Anton as part of her Art Program for the Homeless, which she ran as a non-profit arts group.

Tina went on to exhibit his art at an early Outsider Art Fair in New York and found avid collectors of his work.

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Invented News, 2013
Acrylic on canvas
8.25 x 19 in / 21 x 48.25 cm

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Invented News, 2013
Acrylic on canvas
8.25 x 19 in / 21 x 48.25 cm

In his later years, he introduced the color red to white canvas strips and added songs with musical notation. A self-taught musician, he would play a small wooden flute he made while sharing his art.

From sales of his art he was able to travel in Europe and twice to India on pilgrimages. On his second trip to India, he had another mental breakdown believing Hezbollah was following him across India to kill him. Missing his flight and lost, he found himself arrested and imprisoned for a time, until rescued with help from the State Department. He claimed it was like being on vacation, until it wasn't.

He explained with a grin about the last few moments in India when customs stuck a knife through his passport with the admonition to leave and never come back! 

 

Following the death of his aunt, and seeing his mother institutionalized he took his own life one evening in a NJ forest within sight of the NYC skyline. He was found hanging from a tree like one of his early pictures "Dead on the Vine."

Anthony Dominguez's estate is now represented by Aarne and Tina Anton, longtime supporters of the artist.

We honor his friendship and his art.

Available Works from Nexus Singularity / Aarne Anton

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Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Over There..., n.d.
Paint on cloth
39 x 57 in / 99 x 144.7 cm
$8,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Over There..., n.d.
Paint on cloth
39 x 57 in / 99 x 144.7 cm
$8,000

Inquire
Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014) 
I, Walk'tInto a Tree..., n.d.
Paint on cloth
23.25 x 48.75 in / 59 x 123.8 cm
$6,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
I, Walk'tInto a Tree..., n.d.
Paint on cloth
23.25 x 48.75 in / 59 x 123.8 cm
$6,500

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Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
America's Most Primitive, n.d. 
Paint on cloth
25.25 x 46.5 in / 64.1 x 118.1 cm
$6,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
America's Most Primitive, n.d. 
Paint on cloth
25.25 x 46.5 in / 64.1 x 118.1 cm
$6,500

Inquire
Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
23.25 x 52.5 in / 59 x 133.4 cm
$6,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
23.25 x 52.5 in / 59 x 133.4 cm
$6,500

Inquire
Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
24.25 x 46 in / 61.6 x 116.8 cm
$6,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
24.25 x 46 in / 61.6 x 116.8 cm
$6,500

Inquire
Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Can Cat Sit For Pray, 2001
Paint on cloth
14 x 30 in / 35.6 x 76.2 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Can Cat Sit For Pray, 2001
Paint on cloth
14 x 30 in / 35.6 x 76.2 cm
$4,000

Inquire
Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
16.25 x 36 in / 41.3 x 91.4 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
16.25 x 36 in / 41.3 x 91.4 cm
$4,000

Inquire
Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
14 x 30.75 in / 35.6 x 78.1 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
14 x 30.75 in / 35.6 x 78.1 cm
$4,000

Inquire
Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
13 x 29.75 in / 33 x 75.5 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
13 x 29.75 in / 33 x 75.5 cm
$4,000

Inquire
Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
14.25 x 31 in / 36.2 x 78.7 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
14.25 x 31 in / 36.2 x 78.7 cm
$4,000

Inquire
Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
14.25 x 31.25 in / 36.2 x 79.4 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
14.25 x 31.25 in / 36.2 x 79.4 cm
$4,000

Inquire
Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Rising, 2001
Paint on cloth
14.5 x 31.25 in / 36.8 x 79.4 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Rising, 2001
Paint on cloth
14.5 x 31.25 in / 36.8 x 79.4 cm
$4,000

Inquire
Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Hungrey, n.d.
Paint on cloth
10.25 x 23.25 in / 26 x 59 cm
$2,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Hungrey, n.d.
Paint on cloth
10.25 x 23.25 in / 26 x 59 cm
$2,000

Inquire
Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
False Flag, n.d.
Paint on cloth
8.25 x 19.25 in / 21 x 48.9 cm
$1,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
False Flag, n.d.
Paint on cloth
8.25 x 19.25 in / 21 x 48.9 cm
$1,500

Inquire
Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
By the Skin of Your Teeth, n.d.
Paint on cloth
9.75 x 24 in / 24.8 x 61 cm
$2,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
By the Skin of Your Teeth, n.d.
Paint on cloth
9.75 x 24 in / 24.8 x 61 cm
$2,000

Inquire
Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Invented News, 2013
Acrylic on canvas
8.25 x 19 in / 21 x 48.25 cm
$1,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Invented News, 2013
Acrylic on canvas
8.25 x 19 in / 21 x 48.25 cm
$1,500

Inquire
Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Over There..., n.d.
Paint on cloth
39 x 57 in / 99 x 144.7 cm
$8,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Over There..., n.d.
Paint on cloth
39 x 57 in / 99 x 144.7 cm
$8,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014) 
I, Walk'tInto a Tree..., n.d.
Paint on cloth
23.25 x 48.75 in / 59 x 123.8 cm
$6,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
I, Walk'tInto a Tree..., n.d.
Paint on cloth
23.25 x 48.75 in / 59 x 123.8 cm
$6,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
America's Most Primitive, n.d. 
Paint on cloth
25.25 x 46.5 in / 64.1 x 118.1 cm
$6,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
America's Most Primitive, n.d. 
Paint on cloth
25.25 x 46.5 in / 64.1 x 118.1 cm
$6,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
23.25 x 52.5 in / 59 x 133.4 cm
$6,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
23.25 x 52.5 in / 59 x 133.4 cm
$6,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
24.25 x 46 in / 61.6 x 116.8 cm
$6,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
24.25 x 46 in / 61.6 x 116.8 cm
$6,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Can Cat Sit For Pray, 2001
Paint on cloth
14 x 30 in / 35.6 x 76.2 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Can Cat Sit For Pray, 2001
Paint on cloth
14 x 30 in / 35.6 x 76.2 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
16.25 x 36 in / 41.3 x 91.4 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
16.25 x 36 in / 41.3 x 91.4 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
14 x 30.75 in / 35.6 x 78.1 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
14 x 30.75 in / 35.6 x 78.1 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
13 x 29.75 in / 33 x 75.5 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
13 x 29.75 in / 33 x 75.5 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
14.25 x 31 in / 36.2 x 78.7 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
14.25 x 31 in / 36.2 x 78.7 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
14.25 x 31.25 in / 36.2 x 79.4 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Untitled, n.d.
Paint on cloth
14.25 x 31.25 in / 36.2 x 79.4 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Rising, 2001
Paint on cloth
14.5 x 31.25 in / 36.8 x 79.4 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Rising, 2001
Paint on cloth
14.5 x 31.25 in / 36.8 x 79.4 cm
$4,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Hungrey, n.d.
Paint on cloth
10.25 x 23.25 in / 26 x 59 cm
$2,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Hungrey, n.d.
Paint on cloth
10.25 x 23.25 in / 26 x 59 cm
$2,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
False Flag, n.d.
Paint on cloth
8.25 x 19.25 in / 21 x 48.9 cm
$1,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
False Flag, n.d.
Paint on cloth
8.25 x 19.25 in / 21 x 48.9 cm
$1,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
By the Skin of Your Teeth, n.d.
Paint on cloth
9.75 x 24 in / 24.8 x 61 cm
$2,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
By the Skin of Your Teeth, n.d.
Paint on cloth
9.75 x 24 in / 24.8 x 61 cm
$2,000

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Invented News, 2013
Acrylic on canvas
8.25 x 19 in / 21 x 48.25 cm
$1,500

Anthony Dominguez (1960 - 2014)
Invented News, 2013
Acrylic on canvas
8.25 x 19 in / 21 x 48.25 cm
$1,500

Nexus Singularity / Aarne Anton

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New York, 10970
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