Cast Iron Gold Bird Statue

Because of the deep impact The Living Room exhibition had on the museum in 2000, Gardner Museum Artist-in-Residence Lee Mingwei was invited back to collaborate on Gardner Museum’s new building project and to help design a room inspired by his project. Part of this design included an actual living component of the room: a canary named Whistler after Gardner's long-time friend and artist James McNeill Whistler.

This miniature statue of a cast iron bird decorated with gold leaf--affectionately referred to as Prince Bird--reminds us of our favorite yellow canary. As our Whistler has done in the New Wing, we hope this canary brightens up your space.

Made of cast iron and gold leaf
Measures 4.75 x 0.75 x 3.875 inches



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