Game Fish

  • Larry Fuente, Game Fish, 1988, fiberglass, black auto-body type epoxy resin, polyurethane resin, plywood, plastic found objects including beads, buttons, poker chips, badminton birdies, ping pong balls, rhinestones, coins, dice, plastic figurines, combs, miniature pinball games, , Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the James Renwick Alliance and museum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program, 1991.61, © 1988, Larry Fuente

Exhibition Label

One of the Renwick Gallery's most beloved treasures, Game Fish whimsically captures the artist's love of surface ornamentation. Since the late 1960s, Larry Fuente has delighted in covering readily identifiable forms with beads, plastic baubles, buttons, and mass-produced items of no intrinsic value, transforming the mundane into unique objects. Size is no deterrent to Fuente, who once spent five years coating a 1960 Cadillac sedan with one million brightly colored ornaments.

Connections: Contemporary Craft at the Renwick Gallery, 2019

Title
Game Fish
Artist
Date
1988
Location
Dimensions
51 1/2 x 112 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. (130.8 x 285.6 x 27.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the James Renwick Alliance and museum purchase through the Smithsonian Institution Collections Acquisition Program

Mediums
Mediums Description
fiberglass, black auto-body type epoxy resin, polyurethane resin, plywood, plastic found objects including beads, buttons, poker chips, badminton birdies, ping pong balls, rhinestones, coins, dice, plastic figurines, combs, miniature pinball games,
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – toy – blocks
  • Object – written matter
  • Fantasy – animal – fish
  • Object – toy – doll
Object Number
1991.61
Palette
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