Animal Skulls and Other Figures
“On a long walk around the area of my studio I found a dead, desiccated crow. I walked on, and then after a while turned back. Along the way I found a plastic sack. When I returned to the crow I cut off the head and put it in the sack, then took it to my studio. I don’t want to go back to working with animal skulls because the only place for such things in Europe is exotic anthropology. Still, it is unusual to find a dead crow in the city.” [full text here]
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The Bluebird of Happiness...
Jimmie Durham, The Bluebird of Happiness and the Miner's Canary, 2008. Sculpture, hat rack base (american black walnut wood), truck rear-view mirror, deer antler, television antena, paint brushes, acrylic paint, drumsticks, pins, oak sapling, 300 x 80 x 90 cm.
New York Gitli
Jimmie Durham, New York Gitli, 1985. Sculpture, skull, braid, acrylic paint, shell, turquoise, metal, 120 x 29 x 70 cm.