All Good Dogs

  • Raya Bodnarchuk, All Good Dogs, 1987, carved white pine, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Walter M. and Nancy A. Hall and Betty Hall McLane, 1987.79

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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.

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"The shapes I like just happen to fit together in animal arrangements." Raya Bodnarchuk, quoted in Montgomery Journal, November 18, 1983

Title
All Good Dogs
Artist
Date
1987
On View
Dimensions
34 1/4 x 19 x 17 7/8 in. (87.1 x 48.3 x 45.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

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
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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