Jeanne Dunning

Squeaky Dog Toy With Flaw

Jeanne Dunning, Squeaky Dog Toy With Flaw
Jeanne Dunning (1960-)
Squeaky Dog Toy With Flaw
ca 1992

hard plastic toy with hair

2h x 2 3/45w x 2 3/4d in



housed as issued within its square cardboard box
artist’s name and edition number on Randolph Street Gallery (Chicago) label affixed to box cover + Included in the box is a vellum sheet with the piece's title and its care instructions 

“Leave it to Randolph Street Gallery to dispense with the increasing common auction-benefit to raise money. It’s a hallmark of this venerable, non-profit artist-run gallery to say, in effect, ‘Anything you can do, I can do differently.’ Thus Saturday night the gallery will present a one-time opportunity to purchase limited-edition multiples by such artists as Adam Brooks, Jeanne Dunning, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Donald Lipski, Kay Rosen, Buzz Spector and Carrie Mae Weems. The works are in editions of 5 to 25,and will be sold with signed and numbered certificates.  ______ David McCracken, Multiples Become Fundraising Tool, Chicago Tribune, April 24, 1992

Randolph Street Gallery, an alternative exhibition space in Chicago, Illinois, from 1979 to 1998, was a vital local force in the development of a variety of new art forms, a cultural laboratory for Chicago and the general art world. Dunning started showing with Randolph Street Gallery in 1986.

Chicago-based artist Jeanne Dunning is known internationally for her provocative photographs and videos in which the human body is used in explorations of gender norms, sexuality, and in the visual understanding of reality.  Many of her works suggest a misrecognition, in which viewers are lead to think they are looking at something other than what is actually represented. Dunning also often creates a degree of tension between the grotesque on the one hand and the sensual or erotic on the other.

$ 300