This link takes you to: VERISIMILITUDO.COM__section on Robert Arneson. After you arrive, I recommend you click on these two sections first___Nuclear and then Objects. (my 2 favorites). Yet, all the sections are very interesting. Hope you enjoy this artist if you're not familiar with his work. _________________________________________________ Signed: Robert Singletary__Sunday Sept. 26, 2010__6:31 A.M. (eastern standard time) USA
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This link takes you to: ARTNET.COM Here's where you'll find: " GENERAL NUKE " 1986 lithograph by Robert Arneson (it's hand-colored by the artist). Edition number: 10/25 Size: 38" x 28" Price: $ 6,000. WOW !! This is a great collector-item for anyone serious about getting something special. This image is directly related to the " GENERAL NUKE " ceramic sculpture always on display at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Wash. D.C. __I've always felt this large sculpture was very powerful ( I've seen it many times as I lived in the D.C. area for 38 years ).
This link takes you to: FLICKR.COM_______page after page filled with photos of sculptures by Robert Arneson. Viewing all these great works will give you more than a few chuckles because he injects lots of humor into the art. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- www.artnet.com/ag/fulltextsearch.asp?searchstring=robert+arneson This link takes you to: ARTNET.COM___all the available works for sale by: Robert Arneson. Fun to check out all these works that make you pray hard and wish for enough cash to purchase. ________________________________________________ Signed: Robert Singletary__Sunday Sept. 26, 2010__7:20 A.M. (eastern standard time) USA
Robert Arneson was one of my art heros because of the Moscone sculpture called "Portrait of George", which shocked the city of San Francisco CA when unveiled back in the early 80s.
I used to co-own a ceramics store in Sacramento back in the day, and this was big news. I remember it being on the cover of Ceramics Monthly.
The city of SanFrancisco commissioned Robert Arneson to sculpt a bust of the late mayor George Moscone, he was shot and killed a couple of years earlier along with Harvey Milk by a guy named Dan White.
The clay bust, which was approved by the city, but when unveiled the pedestal had some bullet holes, a revolver, a twinkie and some graffiti style text scratched into it. Dan White, used the famous "Twinkie Defense" while on trial for the killings. Anyway, the new mayor Dianne Feinstein wanted to censor the piece and asked him to cover up the offensive stuff, RA said no, so she rejected it and RA sold it to a private collector for more than the city commissioned it.
This piece was supposed to be a permanent art installation at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
I think rejecting "Portrait of George" was probably the biggest mistake the city of SF made in regards to art, ever.