Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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reclining skeleton and standing skeleton
  • Mexico
  • reclining skeleton and standing skeleton, 1981–1991
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca de Juárez City Market, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, wire, cotton
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 5 x 2.5 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 15/16 x 1 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Lynn M. Ward
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4367

The standing skeleton has cotton hair and wire arms and legs. It leans over a small blue ottoman with a brown bottle on its side. Another skeletal figure with cotton hair is sprawled on the blue chair, another brown bottle at his feet and brown paint indicating vomit down his right side. It is mounted on a red oval base.