Another Look at my Beef with the Government

Another Look at my Beef with the Government

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Object Name: 
Another Look at my Beef with the Government
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 69 cm, W: 82 cm
On Display
Web Description: 
In this panel, Posner’s photographic image peers through a window at an image of a person lying in traction on a bed, who also represents the artist. This work documents Posner’s experience in alternative service during the Vietnam War: a conscientious objector, he sustained a back injury while working as a dishwasher in a civilian hospital. The materials used in this panel include handmade Vietnamese glass.
Picture Window
Posner, Richard (American, 1948-2011), Source
Primary Description: 
Panel, "Another Look at my Beef with the Government". Textured colorless, transparent shades of green, amber, opaque and translucent white, opaque pink lead and non-lead various types of flat glasses, lead, copper foil, Kodalith film; cut, sandblasted, assembled with copper foil and lead, photographic lamination. Horizontal panel with complex imagery, materials and textures; design includes at top edge self-portrait transparency of artist looking through upper window into a room with three leaded cows with enamel detailing (hunters, farm machinery) facing left towards figure (head is cropped out) laying in traction on a bed whose covers are patterned with maps of the United States and the "little Dutch girl" logo, in foreground is a table topped with a mounted open book of mirror depicting a figure (with head facing into a bucket) bathing outdoors; unsigned.
The Eloquent Object
Philbrook Museum of Art 1987-09-20 through 1988-01-03
Orlando Museum of Art at Loch Haven 1989-03-19 through 1989-05-14
Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia 1989-06-27 through 1989-08-20
Museum of Modern Art 1989-10-31 through 1989-12-17
New Glass: A Worldwide Survey
Corning Museum of Glass 1979 through 1979
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Renwick Gallery
Toledo Museum of Art
New Stained Glass
Museum of Contemporary Crafts of the American Crafts Council 1978-01-28 through 1978-04-02
The Renwick Gallery 1978-09-01 through 1979-02-19
Contemporary Glass Sculptures and Panels: Selections from the Corning Museum of Glass (2008) illustrated, p. 26, 76-77 (fig. 45, plate 14); BIB# 107478
Hikari no shouchu: sekai no garasu = The glass (1992) p. 169, #284; BIB# 58995
Recent Important Acquisitions, 31 (1989) illustrated, p. 114, #40; BIB# AI23357
New Glass: A Worldwide Survey (1979) illustrated, p. 183, #187; BIB# 20603