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Self-Portrait

Artist:
Robert Arneson (American, Benica, California 1930–1992 Benica, California)
Date:
1978
Medium:
Glazed earthenware
Dimensions:
H. 7-1/2 in. (19.1 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fendrick, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.165.2
Rights and Reproduction:
© Estate of Robert Arneson
Not on view
These satiric self-portraits make reference to the history of classical sculpture, from the busts of antiquity to the eighteenth-century caricatures of Franz Xavier Messerschmidt.
Inscription: Signed (on front of plinth, incised): Arneson
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fendrick, Chevy Chase, Md. (until 1981; their gift to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Classic/Fantastic: Selections from the Modern Design Collection," December 21, 2007–April 5, 2009, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Lens and the Mirror, Part 2: Self–Portraits from the Collection, 1957–2000," August 3–November 29, 2009, no catalogue.

Jane Adlin. Contemporary Ceramics: Selections from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1998, p. 5, fig. 2.



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