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Silent Eclectic Fish Tattoo

A work made of color etching on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of color etching 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 group print was created using the Surrealist game the Exquisite Corpse, wherein a drawn composition was divided by a number of players and each participant drew a body section from head to toes, hiding his or her contribution from subsequent players. The end result was a surprise to all. This is a rare example of a print made using this process.
The title was also devised in the same way, echoing the poetic brainstorming initiated by the Surrealists. This work is a testament to the mutual admiration of Vera Berdich and her students.

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Artist

Vera Berdich

Title

Silent Eclectic Fish Tattoo

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1964

Medium

Color etching on cream wove paper

Dimensions

430 × 145 mm (image/plate); 512 × 201 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Bequest of Vera Berdich

Reference Number

2010.800

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