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Dan Quayle Trips Over His Words

ca. 1994 Anders Lunde painted wood, metal rod 29 x 22 x 22 in. (73.7 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Lloyd E. Herman, founding director and director emeritus of the Renwick Gallery (1971-1986) 2003.79.2 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 25A

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"[My art brings me] the pleasure of seeing things develop out of a block of wood. Michelangelo used to say there's soul in this stuff. I feel that way, too." Anders Lunde, Carolina Meadows press release, "Whirligigs: Carved into His Heart," August 2002

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Andy Lunde's humorous whirligig shows the former vice president trying to walk over a selection of his infamous quotes, including "We are on an irreversible trend towards democracy---but that could change," and "Hawaii---part of the U.S. that's an island." The upside-down American flag and the four frowning Uncle Sam figures complete Lunde's parody of American politics.


Cartoon - political - Uncle Sam

Object - other - flag

Object - toy - sports equipment

Object - written matter

Occupation - political

Portrait male - Quayle, Dan - full length