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Maker(s):Auger, Jean L.
Culture:Canadian (1926-2003)
Title:A Fable
Date Made:1963
Materials:Acrylic on paper
Measurements:Housing: 44 in x 70 in x 3/8 in; 111.8 cm x 177.8 cm x 1 cm; Sheet: 39 7/8 in x 66 5/8 in; 101.3 cm x 169.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE/DATE: front, lwr. r. (black crayon): Jean Auger oct. 63
Accession Number:  UM 1965.3
Credit Line:Gift of Alpha Phi Omega, University of Massachusetts
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

Large drawing in black pigment depicting numerous turkey and donkey-headed, clothed human-like figures gathered in an interior setting. There are two animal-headed figures dressed in large layered garments with many folds and wrinkles that fill much of the foreground. The donkey-headed figure on the left has thrown up it's arms in a surprised gesture. Its ears are pricked up facing forward, its eyes and mouth are opened wide. The turkey-headed figure on the right holds its arms down with its the fingers of its human-like hands bridged together in a contemplative gesture. The turkey head is in profile with its beak ajar. The remaining animal-headed figure gather tightly behind these two main figures. A camera is held high pointed toward the back of the interior which apears to be a gallery with art in the background.

animals; birds; interiors; costume

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