Avian Composition Tote

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The delightful design on our exclusive luxe tote is a detail from James Prosek's Avian Composition with Warblers, in the collection of New-York Historical. The generous-sized tote makes the perfect weekend getaway bag and features leather handles, a zipper closure, and one interior pocket.

Prosek's design draws inspiration from the endpapers of the popular Peterson Field Guides to birds, which feature numbered silhouettes accompanied by a key which identify the species represented. Prosek's painting retains the numerical references but eliminates the key. "For some years I have been making murals that attempt to question people's dependence on language when they make observations out in the world...I paint the birds and numbers...The absence of a key is meant to encourage the viewer to enjoy the beauty and diversity of the forms of the birds without using words as a crutch." James Prosek

View the original artwork in New-York Historical's groundbreaking art exhibition Nature, Crisis, Consequence that looks at the social and cultural impact of the environmental crisis. On view March 31, 2023 - July 16, 2023.

  • 16” x 20” x 6”
Item Number: 22806