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Good Boy

Photo: Susan A. Cole

Good Boy


Maurizio Cattelan

Italian, born 1960

Taxidermied dog and chair
Dog: 16 × 11 × 5 in. (40.6 × 27.9 × 12.7 cm)
Chair: 32 × 18 × 20 in. (81.3 × 45.7 × 50.8 cm)
Gift of the Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum
Provenance: The artist; [Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, 1998]
Photo: Susan A. Cole
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection of Modern Art, Mar. 4 - May 5, 1999.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, SAM at 75: Building a Collection for Seattle, May 5 - Sept. 9, 2007.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, Walker Art Center, The Quick and the Dead, Apr. 25 - Sept. 27, 2009.

Tacoma, Washington, Tacoma Art Museum, The Secret Language of Animals, Jan. 23 - June 27, 2010.

New York, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Maurizio Cattelan: All, Nov. 4, 2011 - Jan. 22, 2012.

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, pp. 22-23, reproduced p. 22.

Smith, Roberta. "A Suspension of Willful Disbelief." The New York Times, Nov. 3, 2011: p. C24, reproduced. [A version of the article appears online:]

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