Hot Dog

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

Artwork Details

Title
Hot Dog
Date
2000
Dimensions
3 3413 385 12 in. (9.434.014.1 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of the Winfield Gallery
Mediums
Mediums Description
glazed clay
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object — foodstuff — sandwich
Object Number
2000.79

Artwork Description

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.