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Jack Earl (United States, b. 1934)

Dogs are nice and make wonderful companions I've been told, and most people get dogs when they are young and cute and so much fun to play with, not thinking about how long a dog can live. You got to train them when they are young too. Of course a kid...
Date: 1971
Dog: 18 1/2 x 15 x 27 in. (47 x 38.1 x 68.6 cm)
Title plaque: 13 x 8 1/2 x 1 in. (33 x 21.6 x 2.5 cm)
Medium: Hand-built porcelain; glazed and fired
Credit Line: Museum of Arts and Design, New York; gift of Karen Johnson Boyd, through the American Craft Council, 1979
Object number: 1979.1a,b
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DescriptionPorcelain sculpture of a dog with black and white spots, in a hunched over position with its tongue hanging out. The dog wears red, high-heeled shoes on its back feet and red bow collar. It also has an erect penis. The surface of the work is mostly smooth with patches of tufted detail.