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Robert Arneson

Nuke News

(Benicia, California, 1930 - 1992)

1983

Bronze

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Purchased with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts Purchase Plan Program and the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation

1990.11

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Robert Arneson is perhaps best known for his work in ceramic, but in the 1980s he produced some of his most powerful work in bronze. 'Nuke News', a witty if gruesome commentary on nuclear war, is inscribed with the names of the physicists responsible for creating the atom bomb as well as epithets, colloquial phrases and the nicknames of the bombs deployed over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Marks

Signed under chin: "Arneson 1983": Verso, "Arneson" inside rectangle; "2/3 1983

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Death
Skull
American
Sculpture
Violence
Text in art
Bronze
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