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Edward Kienholz

The Wait


Edward Kienholz, The Wait, 1964–65  66.49a-m
Edward Kienholz, The Wait, 1964–65. Tableau: wood, fabric, polyester resin, flock, metal, bones, glass, paper, leather, varnish, black-and-white photographs, taxidermed cat, live parakeet, wicker, and plastic, 80 × 160 × 84 in. (203.2 × 406.4 × 213.4 cm) overall. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of the Howard and Jean Lipman Foundation Inc.  66.49a-m
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Edward Kienholz, The Wait, 1964–65 (detail)

Edward Kienholz, The Wait, 1964–65 (detail)


In this video, curator Dana Miller discusses the Whitney Museum’s care and handling of Peetie, the live bird included in Edward Kienholz’s installation The Wait (1964–65), on view in the exhibition Singular Visions.