All Good Dogs

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Luce Center Label
Raya Bodnarchuk emphasizes that she is more interested in animals as forms than as personalities. As the title of this piece implies, All Good Dogs is not a portrait of any particular dog, but represents all dogs. The animal is a "good" dog because it sits calmly, perhaps after being instructed to do so.
Luce Object Quote
"The shapes I like just happen to fit together in animal arrangements." Raya Bodnarchuk, quoted in Montgomery Journal, November 18, 1983
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department
Painting and Sculpture
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Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, W310
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
1987
Object number
1987.79
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Anonymous gift in memory of Walter M. and Nancy A. Hall and Betty Hall McLane
Artist
Raya Bodnarchuk, born New York City 1947
Topic
Animal\dog
Medium
carved white pine
Dimensions
34 1/4 x 19 x 17 7/8 in. (87.1 x 48.3 x 45.3 cm.)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Type
Sculpture