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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Jimmie Durham, Untitled (Armadillo), 1991. Sculpture, cast head, beads, paint, wood, photograph, 125 x 60 x 23 cm.
Jimmie Durham, Head, 2006. Sculpture, wood, paper, hair, turquoise, metal tray, shell, 25 x 45 x 45 cm.
New York Gitli
Jimmie Durham, New York Gitli, 1985. Sculpture, skull, braid, acrylic paint, shell, turquoise, metal, 120 x 29 x 70 cm.