Berdann’s 21st Century Collection of Marvels, Mysteries and Wonders, 2009 Watercolor, pins 42” x 32” The concept for this miniature painting installation arose in response to a Shelburne Museum invitation to tour the museum. Inspired by the Museum’s circus poster collection, specifically by 19th century...View
The spirit of play (with an edge) dominates the Sideshow category. Popular culture, games, toys and the circus influence the language and visual presentation of this work.
Townspeople Frozen in Terror at the Approach of a Family of Angry Abominable Snowmen, 2005 Oil on wood and copper, toy parts 84” x 60″ x 12” Townspeople… was created with toy figures from the animated movie “The Island of Misfit Toys”. First exhibited in...View
Detail of The Topless Hall of Fame, 1993 Oil on copper, engraved anodized aluminum Installation size: 204” x 144” This large installation was created for Marcia Tucker’s “Bad Girls” show at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City. For installation views, please...View
American Gag, 1992 Oil on copper, zinc frames, engraved brass ” x ” American Gag consists of 9 zinc cartouche-framed still-life paintings paired with 9 similarly framed engraved brass labels. Each painting portrays a novelty toy; each engraved label describes the toy as marketed by...View