Wheel Animal by Not Vital

BOMB 6 Summer 1983
006 Summer 1983

Discover MFA Programs in Art and Writing

Bomb 6 Not Vital 001Tif Body

Not Vital, Wheel Animal, 1982, gips, federn, plastik, oel, papier, 74 × 52 × 7 inches. Courtesy Nature Morte.

Related
Against Human Supremacy: Thalia Field Interviewed by Miranda Mellis
Cover of the book with a parrot on it and bright colors.

A collection of work that advocates for interspecies solidarity.

On Animal Empathy: Viktor Kossakovsky’s Gunda Reviewed by Conor Williams
black and white film still showing a closeup of a mother pig nuzzling her small baby with her nose.

An elegant portrait of a mother pig.

Walton Ford by Andrés Reséndez
The painting ‘Euphrates’ by Walton Ford. A 2020 piece consisting of watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper. An Arabian oryx, a white mammal with long, sharp black horns and black legs is shown mid-leap emerging from a forest going towards a body of water.

The painter and the historian find common ground by unearthing narrative histories that have been overlooked and nearly forgotten.

Originally published in

BOMB 6, Summer 1983

Kathy Acker, Jene Highstein, Mark Pauline, James “Son” Thomas, art by Anthony McCall, Judy Pfaff, Julia Heyward, and more.

Read the issue
006 Summer 1983