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Artist: Bruce Conner, American, 1933–2008

SPIDER LADY NEST

1960

Mixed media

78.74 × 72.39 × 17.78 cm (31 × 28 1/2 × 7 in.)
Richard Brown Baker, B.A. 1935, Collection
2008.19.182
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Alan Gallery, NY, 3/24/61

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2007–June 30, 2008,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2008): 223–24, ill.

Fortissimo!: Thirty years from the Richard Brown Baker Collection of contemporary art, exh. cat. (Providence, R.I.: Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 1985), 66, 133, no. 32, ill.

Pamela Franks et al., Responding to Kahn: A Sculptural Conversation, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 2–3, 26, no. 7, ill.

Bruce Conner, 2,000 B.C.: The Bruce Conner Story Part II, exh. cat. (Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1999), 91, 249, 269, no. 14.

Jennifer Farrell et al., Get There First, Decide Promptly: The Richard Brown Baker Collection of Postwar Art (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 198–99, 201, fig. 2.

Sequoia Miller and John Stuart Gordon, The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art: Selections from the Linda Leonard Schlenger Collection and the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2015–16), 36, fig. 24.

Rudolf Frieling and Gary Garrels, Bruce Conner: It’s All True, exh. cat. (San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2016), 46, fig. 18.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.