"More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid" and "The Wages of Sin" (1987)

"More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid" and "The Wages of Sin," 1987 Stuffed fabric toys and afghans on canvas with dried corn, wax candles on wood and metal base; 90 x 119 1/4 x 5 inches
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Purchase, with funds from the Painting and Sculpture Committee 89.13a-e
Photo by Sandak/Macmillan Publishing Company, photograph copyright © Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

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