Poultry Art is Historic and Enduring

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Poultry Art is Historic and Enduring
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes Art has always been important to the poultry fancy. Poultry art attracts a wide audience.   A recent exhibition in Los Angeles featured the works of German sculptor Katharina Fritsch. https://www.matthewmarks.com/los-angeles/exhibitions/2020-02-13_katharina-fritsch/installation-views/ The exhibit was closed due to coronavirus shutdown, but a virtual tour is posted.   One of her roosters, 13 feet tall, polyester and steel, painted with blue acrylic paint, is accompanied by two life-size men, looking at their smart phones. Her rooster sculptures have also been displayed on top of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and Trafalgar Square in London.  Fritsch’s roosters are generic, evoking the traditional rooster, without details of a specific breed. Exhibition breeds rely on artists to convey the beauty and perfection of the ideal bird.  Historic artworks  The American Poultry Association and the American Bantam Association illustrate their Standards with artworks rather than photos. No perfect bird exists, and chickens and

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