Robert Gober (b. 1954)
wood, pebbles, wallpaper, plastic, ceramic tiles and painted embroidery cloth
29¾ x 36 x 36in. (73.7 x 91.4 x 91.4cm)
Executed in 1978.
“The catalogue states incorrectly that Christie’s was informed by the artist that this work was the first dollhouse he made as an art object. Mr. Gober has informed us that the dollhouse was commissioned and made as a work of carpentry and not as a work of art. The following modifications have been made to the dollhouse: striped wallpaper in the lower rear first floor room has been overpainted with white synthetic emulsion paint; wallpaper has been removed from the second floor bathroom; an item of furniture viz. a bidet, has been taken away from the house. These modifications were not accomplished by Mr. Gober.” (from here)