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Office visitors take a gander at taxidermy bird

A taxidermy bird made its debut in New York’s West Village neighborhood as part of a comedic artist’s newest installation.

The work, titled Eager Vanity by Patrick Bérubé, is the latest installment from Time Equities Inc. Art-in-Buildings(AiB) at its West 10th Window exhibition space.

Eager Vanity features a taxidermy bird that is suspended in a ventilation system and surrounded by a birdseed-laden gun, crown, skull and candlestick.

The streetscape installation is settled in the window at 223 – 225 West 10th Street and Bleeker Street and will be on view until Friday, April 18.

A taxidermy bird is one of the pieces on display.
A taxidermy bird is one of the pieces on display.

The installation marks AiB’s first from Bérubé, a Canadian-based artist whose work combines installation and sculpture in a humorous, direct and ironic manner.

AiB strives to place works in commercial and residential spaces to further enrich environments and spark unlikely conversation among New Yorkers.

The West 10th Street Window is curated by Natalie Diaz and Jennie Lamensdorf and is sponsored by the Time Equities Inc. (TEI) Art-in-Buildings Program.

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