Dan Quayle Trips Over His Words

  • Anders Lunde, Dan Quayle Trips Over His Words, ca. 1994, painted wood, metal rod, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Lloyd E. Herman, founding director and director emeritus of the Renwick Gallery (1971-1986), 2003.79.2

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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.

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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
Title
Dan Quayle Trips Over His Words
Artist
Date
ca. 1994
On View
Dimensions
29 x 22 x 22 in. (73.7 x 55.9 x 55.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Lloyd E. Herman, founding director and director emeritus of the Renwick Gallery (1971-1986)

Mediums Description
painted wood, metal rod
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – political
  • Object – other – flag
  • Object – written matter
  • Cartoon – political – Uncle Sam
  • Portrait male – Quayle, Dan – full length
  • Object – toy – sports equipment
Object Number
2003.79.2
Palette
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