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Charlie

© Estate of Anne Arnold

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© Estate of Anne Arnold

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Anne Arnold

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Anne Arnold

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Anne Arnold

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Anne Arnold

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Anne Arnold

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Anne Arnold

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Anne Arnold

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Estate of Anne Arnold

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Anne Arnold

American, 1925-2014

Charlie, 1969

acrylic on canvas over wood

overall: 49 x 23 x 27 inches (124.46 x 58.42 x 68.58 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1970

K1970:15

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Provenance

Fischbach Gallery, New York;
June 27, 1970, purchased by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo with funds provided by Seymour H. Knox, Jr.

Class

Sculpture

Work Type

Construction (sculpture)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Anne Arnold began making sculptures in the mid-1950s, when Abstract Expressionism still had a strong hold on the American art scene. Her works depicting animals and people are made from a diverse array of materials, such as bronze, clay, wood, and fabric soaked in resin. Autobiographical references permeate many of Arnold’s sculptures, including her works featuring life-size, or larger, domestic animals. Charlie, a black-and-white cat, and Charlotte, a pudgy pig, are an unlikely, yet compatible, duo—humorous and most certainly unexpected. Arnold intuitively captured the quirky nature of her subjects. Here, the stretched-out leanness of a cat, perhaps as it peeks its head over the sill of a window, and the seemingly majestic, but humble, presence of a pig represent characteristics we may recognize in one another.

Label from Menagerie: Animals on View, March 11–June 4, 2017

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