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Vanitas-He and Vanitas-She, 2008

Sculpture

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Edition of 69
$9,000
    • Two bronze and wood sculptures.
    • Arrives in separate boxes measuring 12.5" x 7.75" and 6.5".
    • Includes a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.
    • Two skull sculptures: Vanitas-He measures 5" x 5" x 10.5" and Vanitas-She measures 5" x 5" x9".

    About The Work

    Nathan Mabry's sculptures Vanitas-He/Vanitas-She are examples of the masking motif that flows throughout his practice. This set consists of a pair of bronze skulls wearing cast bronze costume animal noses. Vanitas-He is masked with a tusked elephant nose, while Vanitas-She is masked with a camel nose. The conflation of the skulls—sober renderings that could be part of an exhibit at a natural history museum—and the masks—silly popular culture references—effectively illustrates common art historical themes concerning the inevitability of death and the futility of pleasure, but with a twinge of seductive humor.

    About Nathan Mabry

    • Ships in 20 to 30 business days from New York.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

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