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Strange Fruit (for David)
Strange Fruit (for David), 1992-97
Zoe Leonard, American
Orange, banana, grapefruit, lemon, and avocado peels with thread, zippers, buttons, sinew, needles, plastic, wire, stickers, fabric, and trim wax
Dimensions vary with installation
Purchased with funds contributed by the Dietrich Foundation and with the partial gift of the artist and the Paula Cooper Gallery, 1998
1998-2-1
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New Work by Contemporary Artist Zoe Leonard
April 1, 1998 - September 6, 1998
The department of Twentieth Century Art is pleased to announce its latest acquisition of contemporary art, Strange Fruit (for David), 1992–1997, created by New York-based artist Zoe Leonard. Hauntingly beautiful in its simplicity, this work was begun in 1992 as a process of mourning for the loss of a friend and developed into a five-year-long project. Strange Fruit (for David) is composed of over 300 banana, orange, grapefruit, lemon, and avocado peels with thread, zippers, buttons, sinew, needles, plastic, wire, stickers, fabric trim, and wax.

Curator

Ann Temkin • The Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Twentieth-Century Art

Location

Twentieth-Century Art Gallery 171, first floor

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