Game of Pool

  • Patrick Siler, Game of Pool, 1976, eartenware, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001.71.14A-B

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Patrick Siler suggests a whole working-class environment with a limited amount of detail in his Game of Pool teapot. The artist offers a humorous contrast between the prim image of a teapot and the “bare-knuckled” world of the blue-collar pool hall.

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“They represent every man---and woman---in their working class, hard driving lives. They enjoy their beer, movies, cafes, sex and cars . . .” Lois Allan, Artweek, June 2002

Title
Game of Pool
Artist
Date
1976
On View
Dimensions
22 x 18 in. (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mediums Description
eartenware
Classifications
Keywords
  • Recreation – sport and play – pool
  • Object – toy – ball
  • Figure – fragment – arm
Object Number
2001.71.14A-B
Palette
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