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					Robert Arneson

Funk Ceramics

Funky info about Arneson
• An initiator of the Funk movement in which clay sculpture amused, offended and shocked with its humor, irreverence, word plays and eroticism. • Best known for his large self portraits. • Dealt with nuclear proliferation in his work.

California Artist Ceramics

Sculpture of a CLOSED beer bottle made out of clay was a turning point in his career, transforming his work from craft to art.

George and Mona at the Bath, 1976

Willie Nelson Bronze

Pollack Glazed Ceramics

Arneson made the self portrait the subject of his work. Some considered this the ultimate in ego gratification but Arneson managed to do it in a self-deprecating manner that allowed his work to be a catalyst for commentary on the human condition.

Overcooked

Breathless

Nasal Flat glazed ceramic 1981

Captain Ace 1978 Glazed Ceramics

Local Service Call 1992 bronze

I Have My Eyes on Me Endlessly Bronze 1992

Poised to Infinity Bronze 1992

Sofa Ceramics 1992

Nuclear War Head #6 Ceramic

1983

Nuke 1980 Glazed Ceramics

Review
• California Artist • Died in 1992 • Helped to create Funk Ceramics which shocked and


				
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