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These mannequins are the from "Meat Market (1960-1961)" by George Herms. This was a piece made from items collected from the dump. It's a rather depressing/disturbing installation but this couple stood out even more than the creepy naked broken doll labeled 'skirt steak'. Even though these dressmaker mannequins are old, broken and dirty, it was obvious that they represented a couple in love. They are intimately close and the female looks like she's leaning into the male and he looks like he's about to kiss her; if they had arms, they would be embracing. Considering the title of the art, though, she may just be leaning in to whisper her price to the man. However, the romantic in me prefers to believe the former.

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Taken on May 21, 2006