Where is the absolute original "Dogs Playing Poker" painting displayed?

August 23, 2010 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Q&A Forum

Question by Theo: Where is the absolute original “Dogs Playing Poker” painting displayed?

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Answer by Jack P
It’s privately owned. I saw it on TV recently but wasn’t paying enought attention to remember who it was that owns it.

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One Response to “Where is the absolute original "Dogs Playing Poker" painting displayed?”

  1. ADF Says:

    Per Wiki

    Dogs Playing Poker refers collectively to a series of sixteen oil paintings by C. M. Coolidge, commissioned in 1903 by Brown & Bigelow to advertise cigars.[1] All the paintings in the series feature anthropomorphized dogs, but the nine in which dogs are seated around a card table have become derisively well-known in the United States as examples of mainly working-class taste in home decoration. Critic Annette Ferrara describes Dogs Playing Poker as “indelibly burned into … the American collective-schlock subconscious … through incessant reproduction on all manner of pop ephemera.”[2]

    The titles in the “Dogs Playing Poker” series proper are:

    A Bold Bluff
    A Friend in Need
    His Station and Four Aces
    Pinched with Four Aces
    Poker Sympathy
    Post Mortem
    Sitting up with a Sick Friend
    Stranger in Camp
    These were followed in 1910 by a similar painting, Looks Like Four of a Kind.

    On February 15, 2005, the originals of A Bold Bluff and Waterloo were auctioned as a pair to an undisclosed buyer for US $590,400. The previous top price for a Coolidge was $74,000.[3]

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