Robert Arneson’s Self-Portraits in Bronze opens at Brian Gross Fine Art

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Brian Gross Fine Art announces the opening of Robert Arneson’s Self-Portraits in Bronze. Known for his profound influence on American art in the second half of the 20th century, this exhibition features Arneson’s self-portraiture in bronze. Working in ceramic, bronze, and paper throughout his career, Robert Arneson (1930-1992) worked extensively in bronze for the last twelve years of his life. Using his own image as a means to explore the human condition, Arneson’s bronzes are imbued with his signature wit, satire, and irony. The exhibition will be on view through April 28, 2012. Gary Garrels, in his preface for Robert Arneson: Self-Reflections, SFMOMA (1997), states, “As one of Arneson’s great obsessions, self-portraiture reveals the coherence and the tension of his work. In portrayal of self, Arneson often reached his most playful and inventive