Hot Dog

  • Betty Spindler, Hot Dog, 2000, glazed clay, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Winfield Gallery, 2000.79

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Hot Dog, typical of Betty Spindler’s food imagery, is presented without ketchup because that is the way the artist likes her own prepared. Before Spindler begins to sculpt her objects she cuts out a paper model, which helps her to keep the right proportions while working in clay. The end product results from shaping slabs of clay around crushed newspaper that roughly suggest the form.

Title
Hot Dog
Artist
Date
2000
On View
Dimensions
3 3/4 x 13 3/8 x 5 1/2 in. (9.4 x 34.0 x 14.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Winfield Gallery

Mediums
Mediums Description
glazed clay
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – foodstuff – sandwich
Object Number
2000.79
Palette
Emoji
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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