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Monday, April 14, 2008

a very large mouse

Katharina Fritsch (German, born 1959) says that she finds "the play between reality and apparition very interesting," and her work explores this by creating scrupulously realistic figures in surrealistic proportion or color. I'm particularly fond of her work Rat-King, a huge and stylized representation of the occasional phenomenon found in large amounts of rats living closely together (their tails become knotted and they can't move). But she's done other animal work that has a kinder appeal, and I found a few in the collection of Minneapolis' Walker Art Center. Here's Mouse, Poodle, and a most odd and elegant Cat.

1 comment:

parlance said...

I actually kind of like rats - mainly domesticated ones. I'd be sad to think they have to starve to death if their tails get knotted like that.