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Nuclear Stock Pile
Drawing

1985
80 5/16 x 58 5/16 x 3 in. (203.99 x 148.11 x 7.62 cm)

Robert Arneson (Benicia, California, 1930 - 1992, Benicia, California)

Object Type: Drawing
Medium and Support: Mixed media on paper
Credit Line: Gift of the Lipman Family Foundation
Accession Number: 2003.04

Exhibition
Our whole, unruly selves, November 19, 2021 - June 25, 2022, North, South and Central Skylight Galleries, San José Museum of Art.

Visual Politics: The Art of Engagement
, November 20, 2005 - March 5, 2006, New Wing, First Floor, Gibson Family Gallery and Plaza Gallery, San José Museum of Art.

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Visual Politics: The Art of Engagement
(2005-2006)

Although best known for his humorous ceramic sculptures, Robert Arneson also had a deeply sociopolitical conscience that informed his moral outcry against nuclear weapons during the height of the Cold War. Nuclear Stock Pile is a dark and serious drawing that memorializes the anonmous victims of nuclear holocaust, whose mutilated bodies are densely stacked in a manner that recalls a mass grave.

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  • Image Dimensions: 80 5/16 x 58 5/16 x 3 in. (203.99 x 148.11 x 7.62 cm)

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