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7-sided frame made of reclaimed wood moulding and slats nailed together and backed with strips of green felt, possibly from a pool table. Gold wire traces the wood frame, and is accented with a fuzz ball or googly eye at each corner. A toy car is placed on the gold wire “track” at bottom center; car racing flag stickers attached to the frame in a couple places. Three pieces of thread are strung horizontally across the frame, a “spider web” attached to top two lines with puffy paint. A wood (?) cutout of a smiling joker mouth hung from web by wire.
Martin Johnson
Do yu Get it
1996
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the Nation Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
2008/2.235
Dollhouse replica of a two-storey Victorian-style flat in the East End of London. The façade is red brick with white molding. The upper storey has two tall windows that face onto the street; the door into the flat is on the left, and to the right of it is a large bay window. The split-level interior holds a bedroom and parlor, both of which are decorated with wallpaper and furnishings, including cabinets, chairs, tables, fireplaces, and a canopy bed. Reproductions of paintings by Shonibare and Jean-Honoré Fragonard hang on the walls. A seal on the right-facing outside wall reads: “Yinka Shonibare, artist, lives here.”<br /><br />
First Floor: Reproduction of Diary of a Victorian Dandy: 14:00 Hours (1998) by Yinka Shonibare; Cabinet with shelves and books; wing chair with footstool; large bureau; fireplace; round table; side table; two chairs; bowl and cup;<br /><br />
Second Floor: Canopy bed; mirror; small bureau; reproduction of The Swing (1767) by Jean-Honore Fragonard; fireplace; chair; washstand with pit
Yinka Shonibare (British (modern))
Untitled (Dollhouse); from the 2002 Peter Norton Family Christmas Project
2002
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
2008/2.256
Square, rectangular, and circular pieces of wood and formica are assembled in rectilinear, cabinet-like compartments. The entire object is painted black.
Louise Nevelson (American (North American))
Black Excursion No. 13
1964
Gift of the Lannan Foundation in Honor of the Pelham Family
1997/1.131
An assemblage of found objects: a salvaged wood frame with wood inlay letters spelling &quot;COLORED,&quot; four portrait photographs of African American females (two photogaphs on either side of a printed poem), nine thread samples under photographs, and one hand mirror hanging on a decorative brass hook to the viewer&#39;s right of the frame. The poem reads:&nbsp;<br />
&quot;Light is Alright<br />
Yellow is Mellow<br />
Brown, Stick Around<br />
Black, Get Back<br />
(but black don&#39;t crack)&quot;<br />
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The wood has a strong smell, may have been treated with molasses.<br />
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Betye Saar (American (North American))
Colored
2002
Museum purchase made possible by Dr. James and Vivian Curtis and the W. Hawkins Ferry Fund
2003/1.406
A red and blue painted object with matte and shiny finishes. A long wooden ax handle attached to a computer keyboard wrapped with a curly telephone cord towards the base of the handle.
Jim Pallas
Blue and Red Hackers Ax
1995
Anonymous
2014/1.594

Richard Tuttle
Summer Watercolor #5
1986
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the Nation Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
2008/2.264
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