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The Irrevocability of Nature
  • Mark Kostabi
    born 1960
    born: Los Angeles, California, United States ; active: United States
  • The Irrevocability of Nature, 1986
  • Where object was made: New York, United States
  • ink on paper
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22.9 x 30.4 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 x 11 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0058
Label Text

The work shows three humanoid figures in profile. The figures are in various stages of sprouting from the ground. The figure on the left is just a head, the figure in the center has grown up to its waist, and the figure on the right has grown to the point of having its proper right leg free from the ground. The figure in the center is holding a watering can and watering the figure on the left’s head.