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Artist: Joni Mabe, American

The Wharf Rat

1989

Found and altered book, mummified rat, velvet and plexi glass

closed: 26 x 18.5 x 7 cm (10 1/4 x 7 5/16 x 2 3/4 in.) open: 26 x 34.5 x 7 cm (10 1/4 x 13 9/16 x 2 3/4 in.)
The Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Book Art Collection, curated with Doug Beube
2014.58.184
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Bought from Tony Zwicker by Allan Chasanoff 3/16/1995

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.