Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Canasta Basica (miniature scene of three female skeletons playing cards)
  • Mexico
  • Canasta Basica (miniature scene of three female skeletons playing cards), 1985–1995
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • wood, ceramic, wire, paint, paper, glass
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 x 12 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 3 1/8 x 4 3/4 x 3 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Argersinger Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4273
Description
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Exhibitions

Three female skeletons sit at a round table playing cards. The facing left woman wears a light blue dress, the center woman wears a red dress, and the facing right woman wears a black dress. There is a skull in the center of the table, a bottle of beer, an ashtray and a stick of gum. The walls are red and there is a mirror on the back wall.