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.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Vera Berdich
- Silent Eclectic Fish Tattoo
- United States (Artist's nationality:)
- Made 1964
- Color etching on cream wove paper
- Image/plate: 43 × 14.5 cm (16 15/16 × 5 3/4 in.); Sheet: 51.2 × 20.1 cm (20 3/16 × 7 15/16 in.)
- Bequest of Vera Berdich