Click on the image to zoom in. Use Shift or Control on your keyboard to zoom in or out.
|mixed media on wood|
|H: 88.75 in, L: 48.5 in, width: 48.5 in|
|Western Man with Beer and Dog|
|Gift of Mrs. Henry Oliver, Jr.|
|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).|
|A. roll-preissler, Front left: A. roll-preissler|
|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|
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.
Know something we don't? Have a question? Just leave a comment at the bottom of this page and we'll get back to you.