Discussion Questions: Roy De Forest’s Country Dog Gentlemen

Roy De Forest, Country Dog Gentlemen, 1972; collection SFMOMA, gift of the Hamilton-Wells Collection; © Estate of Roy De Forest / Licensed by VAGA, New York

  1. What different personalities can you find within this dog world?
  2. What has the artist done to evoke these personalities?
  3. Do the dogs seem like individual characters, or more like variations on a single “type”?



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