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Bush in Hand
  • Roland Penrose, artist
    1900–1984
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
    The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., publisher
  • Bush in Hand, 1968
  • S.M.S. No. 3
  • Where object was made: United States
  • offset lithograph
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund and Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Shearburn
  • Not on display
  • 1994.0126.07
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Elaborate die-cut paper construction with printed photographs. Paper cut-out in the form of a fish, with finger-like extensions. Photograph of bush on recto; verso is black with a human eye superimposed, and pink fingernails on the fingers. Attached base suggests that this is meant to be a three-dimensional object.