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papercut of skeleton and balloons
  • Mexico
  • papercut of skeleton and balloons, 1985–1995
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • paper, cutting
  • Object Height/Width: 73.5 x 46 cm
    Object Height/Width: 28 7/8 x 18 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4374

The large red tissue paper banner has a cut out scene of a large skeleton in the center bottom holding a cluster of balloons, each with a face or a flower. There is one smaller skeleton behind it and three smaller skeletons in front, as if they are children asking for a balloon. It is currently on black matboard behind flexible plastic.