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Silent Eclectic Fish Tattoo

A work made of etching in black on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of etching in black on cream wove paper.

Date:

June 4, 1964

Artist:

Vera Berdich (American, 1915-2003)
Art Green (American, born 1941)
Suellen Rocca (American, 1943-2020)
William Schwedler (American, 1942-1982)

About this artwork

This unusual etching was made by four School of the Art Institute of Chicago alums (from top to bottom: Art Green, Vera Berdich, Suellen Rocca, and William Schwedler) playing the game known as Exquisite Corpse, which was invented by the Surrealists in the early 20th century. To play the game, a piece of paper is folded into sections; each participant then contributes a portion of the overall composition while remaining unaware of what the others have done.

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Artist

Vera Berdich

Title

Silent Eclectic Fish Tattoo

Origin

United States

Date

1964

Medium

Etching in black on cream wove paper

Dimensions

430 × 145 mm (image/plate); 474 × 186 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Bequest of Vera Berdich

Reference Number

2011.408

Extended information about this artwork

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