Name the Object

June 15, 2009

Take a look at the permanent collection objects below and see if you can guess their names. Create your own title in the final bonus question and we’ll send a pair of VIP tickets to the Pompeii exhibition to the reader with our favorite suggestion. Answers are after the jump and more info on this selection of works, all which were included in our 2007 exhibition SoCal: Southern California Art of the 1960s and 70s, can be found on Collections Online.

1.

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A. Magma

B. Conch

C. Echo

D. Freckles

 

2.

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A. Untitled (The Elusive Eureka)

B. Untitled (The Epiphany Evident)

C. Untitled (Santa Monica Sunset)

D. Untitled (Tarry Night)

 

3.

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A. Badgirl

B. Goodboy

C. Sweetlady

D. Angryman

 

4.

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A. Old Cotton Fields Back Home

B. Chicago Plains, Harvested

C. Barren Citrus Groves Out West

D. Tilled Sand

 

5.

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A. Bob

B. John

C. Tom

D. Ron

 

6.

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A. Tetris in Blue

B. Blue in Two

C. Temples in Blue

D. Big Blue

 

7.

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A. Acid Breeze with Yellow

B. Silent, Asphalt and Cement

C. Ionic Gesture, Part II

D. Silence and Ion Wind

 

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Ronald Davis made Roto, above, in 1968. It’s a Polyester resin and fiberglass sculpture, 62 x 136 inches. (See a larger view here.) What would you name this object? Tell us in the Comment section for your chance to win two VIP tickets to see our Pompeii exhibition.

Answers after the jump . . .

1. C. Echo
Kenneth Price, 1997

2. A. Untitled (The Elusive Eureka)
Norman Zammitt, 1977–78

3. B. Goodboy
Lloyd Hamrol, 1965 

4. A. Old Cotton Fields Back Home
Larry Bell, 1962 

5. C. Tom
Billy Al Bengston, 1968 

6. A. Tetris in Blue . . . Kidding! It’s D. Big Blue
Ronald Davis, 1965 

7. D. Silence and Ion Wind
Eric Orr, 1981