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Photo: Paul Macapia



Robert Gober

American, born 1954

Wood, wire, plaster and enamel paint
30 x 20 x 20in. (76.2 x 50.8 x 50.8cm)
Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum
Provenance: [Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, California]; purchased from gallery by Virginia and Bagley Wright, Seattle, Washington, Sept. 13, 1991
Photo: Paul Macapia
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryParis, France, Centre Georges Pompidou, Féminin-Masculin: Le Sexe de l'art, Oct. 17, 1995 - Jan. 8, 1996. Text by Marie-Laure Bernadac and Bernard Marcadé. Cat no. 15, reproduced p. 76.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection of Modern Art, Mar. 4, 1999 - May 5, 1999. Text by Trevor Fairbrother. No cat. no., reproduced p. 160 - 61 (detail), 179.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Creating Perfection: Shaker Objects and Their Affinities, Oct. 5, 2000 - Apr. 29, 2001

Munchnstein, Switzerland, Schaulager Basle, Robert Gober, May 12 - Oct. 14, 2007

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, City of Tomorrow: Jinny Wright and the Art That Shaped a New Seattle, Oct. 23, 2020 - Jan. 18, 2021.
Published ReferencesIshikawa, Chiyo, ed. A Community of Collectors: 75th Anniversary Gifts to the Seattle Art Museum. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 2007, reproduced p. 110, fig. 84.

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