John Baldessari
Specimen (After Dürer)
Ink-jet on canvas with UV coating, mounted on fiberglass
composite panel with stainless-steel T-pin

Baldessari selected Albrecht Dürer's diminutive drawing, Stag Beetle (1505), as the starting point for his project. Working from a transparency of the small drawing, Baldessari created a 14 1/2 x 11 1/2-foot enlargement of the image on canvas. Specimen (After Dürer) is mounted to the wall with a gigantic metal T-pin. Stabbed through the back of the beetle, the pin appears to have put an end to the critter's trek across the paper.

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