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Country Dog Gentlemen


Roy De Forest, Country Dog Gentlemen, 1972. Polymer on canvas, 66 3/4 x 97 icnhes.

Collection San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The Oakland Museum of Art presents Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest now through August 20. Featuring 50 paintings and sculptures, this is Roy De Forest's first full career retrospective. The exhibition is accompanied by a major monograph by curator Susan Landauer, which can be found here. Said Landauer about De Forest, “His unconventional style of painting is so profound—he’s an extremely important figure in American art. The exhibition offers a great variety of his works, from the humorous and serious to the whimsical and wondrous.”


Works included in the exhibition include those on loan from SFMOMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and span De Forest's entire career.


The exhibition has been reviewed in HyperallergicSan Francisco Weekly, and San Francisco Gate.