Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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skeleton changing a car tire
  • Mexico
  • skeleton changing a car tire, 1986–1996
  • Where object was made: Oaxaca, Mexico
  • ceramic, paint, cotton, wire
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 5 x 7 x 11.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 15/16 x 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of the Friends of the KUMA
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4359

The skeleton is laying on his belly, with his feet and head raised, at the front right wheel of an orange car. The car is rounded, similar to a Volkswagen beetle, with white windows and black tires and detail. The figure is wearing light green pants and a top and he has cotton hair.