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    George Rodrigue (American, 1944-2013)
    The Land of Unknown (Don't Turn Your Back on Your Troubles 'Cause They Just Multiply), 1990
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
    Signed, dated, titled, and dedicated on the reverse: Rodrigue "The Land of Unknown" / 1990 / To Edwina / Barnes For the animals / we both Love / George Rodrigue / 1990

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Private collection, Macon, Georgia, acquired from the above, 1990.

    LITERATURE:
    G. Rodrigue, Der Blaue Hund, Hamburg, 1992, p. 86, illustrated as Don't Turn Your Back on Your Troubles 'Cause They Just Multiply;
    G. Rodrigue and L.S. Freundlich, Blue Dog, New York, 1994, illustrated in color as Don't Turn Your Back on Your Troubles 'Cause They Just Multiply;
    G. Danto, The Art of George Rodrigue, New York, 2012, p. 103, illustrated as Don't Turn Your Back on Your Troubles 'Cause They Just Multiply.

    NOTE:
    We wish to thank the Rodrigue Studio for providing invaluable cataloguing assistance.


    More information about George Rodrigue, also known as Rodrigue, George, George Rodrigue.



    Condition Report*: Surface soiling, most notably to the face of the white rabbit and to the lower right corner. Unlined canvas.
    Framed Dimensions 42.5 X 30.5 Inches
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