Même les vers se disputent, originally uploaded by Realitysmith.
This is the newest addition to my collection of avant garde 20th century dangerous stoneware. Not only does it have several really sharp edges, as only a master of the French school of existential ceramics could perfect, it has a tone stem, visible on the front-left component. When plucked, it chimes a wonderful ringing chime that is at once musical and slightly uncomfortable. This is one of the few works by d’Earth to comprise multiple components as well as multiple tones.
While I don’t know it for a fact, the rumor surrounding this work has it involved in a minor injury to Truman Capote’s right index finger while he worked on Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Reported in the press as a paper cut, the injury actually came from attempting to strum the piece too fervently. At least that’s what I heard.