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
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.
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