Fox Games

Fox Games

1989
Artist
Sandy Skoglund, American, 1946-
Born: Weymouth, MA
Work Locations: New York, NY
Country
United States
sculpture, installation
Cast polyurethane, painted chairs, tables, napkins, baskets, vase, spoons, glasses, plates, plastic, and mixed media installation
Purchased with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Benson, Jan and Frederick Mayer, Volunteer Endowment Fund, Ginny Williams Gallery, the Chanzit family, Suzanne Farver and George Berky, Richard and Cathey Finlon, Dr. William F. Griffith, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Hamlin, Dan and Annette Jacobs, the Kuyper Foundation, the David H. Lawrence Foundation, Andrew W. Milner, Judy and Ken Robins, Mimi and Eric Ruderman, Christy S. Sebastian, Lewis and Susan Sharp, Lewis and Sally Story, Joyce and Ted Strauss, Patterson B. Williams, the Vargas family, and an anonymous donor.
1991.36A-V

Sandy Skoglund 
Fox Games, 1989
Cast polyurethane, painted chairs, tables, napkins, baskets, vase, spoons, glasses, plates, plastic, and mixed media installation
Purchased with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Benson, Jan and Frederick Mayer, Volunteer Endowment Fund, Ginny Williams Gallery, the Chanzit family, Suzanne Farver and George Berky, Richard and Cathey Finlon, Dr. William F. Griffith, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Hamlin, Dan and Annette Jacobs, the Kuyper Foundation, the David H. Lawrence Foundation, Andrew W. Milner, Judy and Ken Robins, Mimi and Eric Ruderman, Christy S. Sebastian, Lewis and Susan Sharp, Lewis and Sally Story, Joyce and Ted Strauss, Patterson B. Williams, the Vargas family, and an anonymous donor, 1991.36A-V

Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art
Sandy Skoglund is known as a photographer of bizarre, painstakingly constructed scenes, which are usually dismantled after the photographs are taken. However, the Denver Art Museum’s Fox Games is the exception; it is the life-size set itself, as well as the photograph. Visitors are welcome to roam through the hallucinatory work, a partial inventory of which includes ten red tablecloths, twenty red chairs, 134 red dinner rolls in twelve red bread baskets, twenty-eight gray foxes, and one red fox with a squirrel in its mouth - all individually sculpted in clay and cast in polyester resin.
Exhibition History
  • "Fox Games: An Installation by Sandy Skoglund"--Denver Art Museum, 6/2/1990 - 8/5/1990
  • "Focus: The Figure"--Denver Art Museum, 8/9/2008 - 2/2011

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