Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Robert Cottingham
    born 1935
    born: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Showboat, 1972
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 152.4 x 325.4 cm
    Canvas/Support: 60 x 128 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: National Endowment for the Arts and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ward
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, N5
  • 1972.0039
Label Text

Realistic rendering of a neon sign for "Showboat Cocktails." The word "SHOWBOAT" extends the whole width of the composition with billboard-like sign behind.