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.
Measures 4.75 x 0.75 x 3.875 inchesMade of cast iron and gold leaf