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Blue Plate Special
  • Alison Saar, artist
    born 1956
    born: Los Angeles, California, United States
    Vinalhaven Press, publisher
    active 1985–1999
  • Blue Plate Special, 1993
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching, lithograph, chine collé
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 622 x 622 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 721 x 622 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 24 1/2 x 24 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 28 3/8 x 24 1/2 in
    Frame Dimensions: 36 x 30 1/4 x 1 in
    Weight: 11 lbs
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1995.0009
Label Text

Image of severed head of a man. Head is colored blue, mouth open, wide set nose and lifeless eyes. Head is placed in a white bowl or serving plate. There is a towel that surrounds the plate. Head rests on a black table. Image is on background that looks like a tile print.