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Robert Arneson (1930-1992)
Property from the Collection of Marvin and Florence Gerstin
Robert Arneson (1930-1992)

Portrait of the Artist as a Clever Old Dog

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Robert Arneson (1930-1992)
Portrait of the Artist as a Clever Old Dog
signed and dated 'ARNESON 1981' (on the back right paw); titled ' Portrait of the Artist as a Clever Old Dog' (on the bowl edge); signed with initials, inscribed and dated 'RA 81 Dog Art' (on the underside of each ancillary element)
eleven elements—glazed ceramic
dog: 32 x 23 x 31 in. (81.2 x 58.4 x 78.7 cm.)
bowl: 5 x 14¾ x 14¾ in. (12.7 x 37.4 x 37.4 cm.)
each ancillary element: approximately 4 x 5 x 7 in. (10.1 x 12.7 x 17.7 cm.)
Executed in 1981.
Provenance
Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1982
Literature
K. Larson, "Mocking Art Off the Pedestal," New York Magazine, June 9, 1986, p. 128.
R. Hobbs, "Robert Arneson: Critical Clay," Sculpture, November-December 1993, pp. 23-24 (illustrated in color).
Exhibited
Des Moines Art Center; Washington, D.C., Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Portland Art Museum and Oakland Art Museum, Robert Arneson: A Retrospective, February 1986-March 1987, pp. 71 and 95, fig. 73 (illustrated).
Charlottesville, University of Virginia, Bayly Art Museum, California Classics: Art from the 1960s and 1970s, April-June 1991.
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