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W16 Walker - ENGLISH 221 - Literature and Writing Outside the Classroom: Taking the Clown Seriously

A porcelain inkwell in the shape of a clown. The clown is sitting with his arms around his legs.  He is wearing a green costume with a light purple ruff, trimmed in black.
Artist Unknown<br><em>Harlequin Inkwell with porcelain clown, "D&amp;P" 5406</em><br>1875 - 1975<br>porcelain<br>Gift in loving memory of Donald Maxwell Robiner from his family<br>2010/1.275
Marc Chagall<br><em>Musical Clown</em><br>1957<br>four-color lithograph | paper<br>Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection<br>1983/1.248
Children outside playing, a girl in front is wearing a clown costume and has a painted face.
Artist Unknown<br><em>Untitled</em><br>20th century<br>black and white photograph | Kodak paper<br>Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH<br>2014/2.168
Overall black, red, yellow, white and blue. Image of a clown leaning forward. There are two smaller figures facing him on either side.
Georgy Stenberg;Vladimir Stenberg<br><em>Death Loop</em><br>1928<br>lithograph | buff wove paper, laid down on canvas<br>Gift of James T. Van Loo<br>2013/2.222
Jean Lurçat<br><em>L'arlequin</em><br>1892 - 1966<br>color etching with hand-coloring | paper<br>Bequest of Florence L. Stol<br>1968/1.91
Andrée Ruellan<br><em>Circus Talk</em><br>20th century<br>graphite | white paper<br>Museum Purchase<br>1951/1.28
In this vertical print we see what is presumably a family group of harlequins. At the back is a tall man in a pointed hat, wearing a mask with an elongated nose, playing a guitar. In front of him is a seated woman breastfeeding a baby. Next to her is a young adult or a child standing and gesturing to her with his right hand. He is holding an instrument and wearing a diamond checkered costume. 
Gino Severini<br><em>Family of Harlequins (Die Familie des Harlekin)</em><br>1922 - 1923<br>lithograph | paper<br>Museum Purchase<br>1953/2.5
Francisco del Campo<br><em>Performing Dogs at the Circus</em><br>1820 - 1897<br>oil | canvas<br>Bequest of Henry C. Lewis<br>1895.101
Russell Limbach<br><em>Balance</em><br>1930 - 1940<br>lithograph | paper<br>Allocated by the U.S. Government<br>Commissioned through the New Deal art projects<br>1943.80
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes<br><em>Los Proverbios (also known as "Los Disparates"), plate 14: Alegrias antruejo, que mañana seras ceniza ("Rejoice, carnival, for tomorrow thou wilt be ashes") or Disparate de carnabal (Carnival folly)</em><br>1864 - 1900<br>aquatint and etching | paper<br>Transfer from the University Library<br>1949/2.16
Augustus Peck<br><em>Jo</em><br>1937<br>etching | paper<br>Allocated by the U.S. Government<br>Commissioned through the New Deal art projects<br>1943.104
This ink drawing on paper has a black wash ground, with two figures drawn in opaque black ink. On the right, a comic figure, in only boxers and a pointed hat, dances. His right leg has been kicked through a television set that he holds with his right hand. Scissors fall from his left hand towards what looks like a two-slot toaster on the ground. A black, horned beast lurks in the background, holding a phone overhead that has two earpieces, attached together with no cradle.  In the background, a headstone-shaped form silhouettes the dancing figure.<br /><br />
The drawing is signed and dated in ink (l.l.) "KOSTABI 1984".
Mark Kostabi<br><em>As Long as I Don't Have to Get Up Before 11:00</em><br>1984<br>ink | paper<br>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<br>2008/2.240


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