Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Dotty Attie

Dear Sisters

Dear Sisters

Dotty Attie. Dear Sisters, 1998.

Text reads: He gave her the egg and the key and went on his journey / She first carefully put the egg away / Then she looked all around the house and finally went into the forbidden room / Ah, what did she see! / There in the basin lay her two dear sisters, miserably murdered and hacked into pieces. / But she set to work and gathered together all the parts / Then she laid them in the right order: head and body, arms and legs / When there was nothing missing the limbs began to stir / The two girls opened there eyes and were alive again, and they all kissed and hugged one another and lived happily for ever after.


sisters, painting, death, fairy tales, murder, violence, kiss, limbs

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