Don't miss Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli's Birds on view at the Toledo Museum of Art April 29 - August 7, 2016
Set of four cork board coasters in a gift box, each coaster measures approximately 4 x 4 in.
Fred Tomaselli (American, born 1956) Mob, 2015. Photo collage, acrylic, and resin on wood panel
Courtesy of Fred Tomaselli and the James Cohan Gallery
Like After Migrant Fruit Thugs, this work was inspired by a scene that Tomaselli witnessed himself: Baltimore orioles mobbing a crow that had possibly stolen an egg from the orioles’ nest. Here, the incident plays out like something from a horror film—the crow seems impossibly massive and sports too many eagle-like talons, and the black sky with ominously glowing red horizon adds an almost apocalyptic atmosphere.