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Maker: Robert Arneson, American, 1930–1992

Last Gasp

1980

Glazed stoneware

Overall: 52 x 17 x 19 1/2 in. (132.08 x 43.18 x 49.53 cm) base: 34 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (87.63 x 24.13 x 24.13 cm) Head: 17 1/2 x 17 x 19 1/2 in. (44.45 x 43.18 x 49.53 cm)
Richard Brown Baker, B.A. 1935, Collection
2008.19.836
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Benicia, California
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Allan Frumkin Gallery, 5/6/81

Bibliography: 

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 333, pl. 318.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2007–June 30, 2008,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2008): 177.

John Stuart Gordon, “Robert Arneson’s ‘Last Gasp’,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2008): 128, fig. 1.

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), 151, 324–25, 326, fig. 3.

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), 97, fig. 82.

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