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Das Narrenschiff

Hard ground etching, hand printed on Lana Cover paper

Edition: AP1/2, edition of 35

12.5” x 20.5”

Retail Value: $1,200

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Das Narrenschiff was inspired by the renowned painting Ship of Fools by Hieronymus Bosch, who in turn was probably influenced by Sebastian Brandt’s 15th century litany of follies in verse (112 to be exact) titled Das Narrenschiff. The medieval Ship of Fools trope tapped into by Brandt has roots probably originating in an excerpt from Book VI in Plato’s Republic. Modern concerns combined with indiscriminate anachronism take precedence in my new work, and everyone should be starting to wonder what that taste is when they bite into their next tuna sandwich.

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