Sculpture: oil paint, wax medium on cloth, wood base
overall: 11 x 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (27.9 x 21.6 x 16.5 cm.)
Date: 1978

In a November 27, 1978 article by Carter Radcliff in New York magazine, he singles out the Vogels as examples of collectors for whom "the passions of art are very personal." In the same article, Ripps was cited as one of the newer artists in their collection and was quoted as saying, "I'm always trying to make my art as extreme as possible. Maybe as ugly as possible." Herb Vogel disagreed with the artist, considering the work very resolved, very beautiful. Often the Vogels purchased works from artists so new on the scene that they only received gallery affiliation after the Vogels added them to their collection.

All works by Rodney Ripps
Huntington Museum of Art
Accession: 2008.10.36
  • The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States. Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia, August 28, 2010 – November 28, 2010.

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