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John Kearney
Friendly Bear

2000

About

Constructed out of chromed car bumpers, signed JK in the steel. John Kearney, 1924-2014 Chicago and environs were gifted with many pieces, noteably the city's Oz Park, wherein live the Tin Man and the bronze Cowardly Lion. his work is in the collections of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, the Detroit Children's Museum, the Chrysler Art Museum in Virginia, and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, to name a few. His work is in the private collections of Norman Mailer, Diane Feinstein, Johnny Carson, Françoise Gilot, Studs Terkel, and Mrs. Robert Motherwell. Profiled by People magazine, a guest on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and written of by Norman Mailer, Kearney studied at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and Universita per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy. Awards and honors include: Fulbright Award to Italy in 1963-1964, Italian Government Grant in 1963-1964, Visiting Artist American Academy in Rome, 1985, 1992, and 1998, Wallace Truman Prize, National Academy of Design in 1953 and others. brass and marble Numerous One Man exhibitions since 1951 include: New York City at A.C.A. Gallery, 1964-1979, Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 1992 to 1997, and in Rome, Venice, Chicago, Detroit, Wichita, Wellfleet, and others with group exhibitions in Rome, N.Y., Santo Domingo, Niamey, Nigeria, Indianapolis, St. Paul, Omaha, Art Institute of Chicago, Art Chicago, Taipei, Sarasota and others.

Details

  • Artist
    John Kearney (1924, American)
  • Creation Year
    2000
  • Medium
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Some wear given the age of the piece and the fact it is constructed from recycled chromed car bumpers.
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 49 in. x W 24 in. x D 22 in.H 124.46 cm x W 60.96 cm x D 55.88 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Boulder, CO
  • Reference Number
    LU50635531482
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