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Raya Bodnarchuk emphasizes that she is more interested in animals as forms than as personalities. As the title of this piece implies, All Good Dogs is not a portrait of any particular dog, but represents all dogs. The animal is a "good" dog because it sits calmly, perhaps after being instructed to do so.

Credit: Anonymous gift in memory of Walter M. and Nancy A. Hall and Betty Hall McLane

1987
Carved white pine
87.1 x 48.3 x 45.3 cm
1987.79
Image and text: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2024

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