All Good Dogs

Media - 1987.79 - SAAM-1987.79_1 - 10428
Copied Raya Bodnarchuk, All Good Dogs, 1987, carved white pine, 34 141917 78 in. (87.148.345.3 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Walter M. and Nancy A. Hall and Betty Hall McLane, 1987.79

Artwork Details

Title
All Good Dogs
Date
1987
Dimensions
34 141917 78 in. (87.148.345.3 cm.)
Credit Line
Anonymous gift in memory of Walter M. and Nancy A. Hall and Betty Hall McLane
Mediums
Mediums Description
carved white pine
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal — dog
Object Number
1987.79

Artwork Description

Raya Bodnarchuk emphasizes that she is more interested in animals as forms than as personalities. As the title of this piece implies, All Good Dogs is not a portrait of any particular dog, but represents all dogs. The animal is a "good" dog because it sits calmly, perhaps after being instructed to do so.