Rooster by Zena Kavin

Rooster by Zena Kavin

Rooster

Zena Kavin

Title

Rooster

 
Artist

Zena Kavin

  1912 - 2003 (biography)
Year
c. 1935  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
10 3/4 x 14 3/4" image 
Signature
pencil, lower left; stone initialled in lower right 
Edition Size
7 of 20  
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove Warren's Oldestyle watermarked paper 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
7731 
Price
$400.00 
Description
Zena Kavin was definitely influenced by Surrealism. In her lithographs, two-headed birds are dressed as dancers, an osprey dressed as a Harlequin catches a fish with it wooden wand, birds in costumes celebrate in dance, creatures play musical instruments, and a bird crosses a street via a tightrope. In this lithograph, is this rooster foregoing his traditional mating dance, mount, and tread for the more genteel romance associated with a single rose?