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Accession #CMCLDGE01

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Accession #CMCLDGE01

10.00

1.16" x 0.875" 
Soft Enamel Pin
Single Posted
Rubber Clasp

Inspired by "A Friend in Need " part of the series "Dogs Playing Poker" by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge.

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1.16" x 0.875" 
Soft Enamel Pin
Single Posted
Rubber Clasp

Inspired by "A Friend in Need " part of the series "Dogs Playing Poker" by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge.

Dogs Playing Poker refers collectively to an 1894 painting, a series of sixteen oil paintings, and a 1910 painting by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge. Brown & Bigelow commissioned the 16 painting series in 1903 to advertise cigars. All eighteen paintings in the series feature anthropomorphized dogs, but the eleven in which dogs are seated around a card table have become well known in the United States as examples of mainly working-class taste in home decoration.

Critic Annette Ferrara has described Dogs Playing Poker as "indelibly burned into ... the American collective-schlock subconscious ... through incessant reproduction on all manner of pop ephemera."

The first painting, Coolidge's 1894 Poker Game, realized $658,000 at a Sotheby's New York sale on 18 November 2015.

Learn more about the work that inspired this pin HERE.