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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Roll-preissler, Audrey 9
Descriptions
mixed media on wood 3
Names
Sculpture 571
Subjects
Animal 735 Cowboy 292
Date:
1984-1985
Dimensions:
H: 88.75 in, L: 48.5 in, width: 48.5 in
Title:
Western Man with Beer and Dog
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Henry Oliver, Jr.
Gloss:
Western art, especially from the time of Charles M. Russell, has a strong tradition of including humor. Roll-preissler takes a contemporary tone in mocking the commercialization associated with the modern cowboy image. Using caricature in her painting style, she emphasizes the idea of superficiality with the cut-our sculpture (a two-dimensional figure lacks depth).
Inscription:
A. roll-preissler, Front left: A. roll-preissler
Remarks:
Acoustiguide. Provenance: Conversation with artist on materials. Plywood - 5/8 AB plywood, primed with latex primer, latex extender, spackle, latex paint, empty Marlboro box, corduroy - 60% polyester, 40% cotton. Wood collected North of Lander, Wyoming (not treated), jeans - 100% cotton, Skoal can, Base - plywood, Coors beer can, steel braces. Two cowboys who worked for her husband posed for it, but she used her husband's face for the figure
Accession Number:
2.89

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Whitney Western Art Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.

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