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Stan Washburn (American, b. 1943)

Taxidermist, from the series A Moral Alphabet of Vice and Folly

Date: 1984
Medium: Etching
Object Dimensions: 16 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. (41.28 x 37.47 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, 2002.008.01.21
Photo Credit: Jueqian Fang
A Taxidermist stuffed a bear with such brio that he cried aloud, “I love it!” A passing goddess, imperfectly understanding, but wishing to be responsive, kindly brought the beast to life. It consumed the artisan forthwith.
Moral: Say what you mean.

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