Big Rabbit, Little Rabbit
Nathaniel Mary Quinn
Nathaniel Mary Quinn translates childhood memories and personal mythology into this fanciful family portrait of the artist seated on his father’s lap. The title refers to a pair of nicknames for the artist and his father, which frame an intrinsic bond that Quinn explores through this work. While the tender gesture suggests a sense of care, the figures’ fragmented faces and animal-like features, as well as the father’s foreboding silhouette and feminine attire, allude to the composite and entangled nature of family relationships.
Charcoal, gouache, soft pastel, oil pastel, oil paint, paint stick, acrylic silver powder on paper
72 × 56 in. (182.9 × 142.2 cm)
frame: 76 × 60 in. (193 × 152.4 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Purchase gift of Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia
© Nathaniel Mary Quinn
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Nathaniel Mary Quinn (American, born 1977). Big Rabbit, Little Rabbit, 2017. Charcoal, gouache, soft pastel, oil pastel, oil paint, paint stick, acrylic silver powder on paper, 72 × 56 in. (182.9 × 142.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchase gift of Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia, 2017.33. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2017.33_PS11.jpg)
overall, 2017.33_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2018
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