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Big Chicken Dinner
  • Hilary Harkness, artist
    born 1971
    born: Detroit, Michigan, United States
    Cary Leibowitz, editor
    born 1963
    born: New York, New York, United States
    Kelly Troester, editor
    Phillips de Pury & Company, publisher
  • Big Chicken Dinner, 2008
  • Collect This Catalogue
  • offset lithograph
  • Paper Type: Mohawk Beckett Concept Radiant (White)
  • Gift of Cary Leibowitz
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0136.02

Image depicts four different panels, similar to comic sequential panels, to describe activities within a submarine. In the top left image we see all sorts of activity, drinking, urinating, and abuse. A women in a black navy coat stands out distinctly from the other women who are only wearing short yellow shorts. In the second panel, top right, we see a closer view of women cooking. The woman in the foreground is holding a bowl of brown batter. The women behind her are cooking varies things. In bottom left panel we see a woman's face in bandages and another woman holding a wooden mixing spoon. On bottom right the woman in the black suit has partially taken it off. In foreground we see a woman with short yellow shorts using automatic kitchen mixer/kitchen appliances.