Prehistoric Stone Tool

Jimmie Durham


Mixed Media, 75 x 85 cm.
Materials: wood, paint, stone

Collection: Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Franco Soffiantino, Turin.

This simple flint hammer was made almost 40,000 years ago in the area of the river Seine close to present-day Paris. Of course, knowing so little of the lives and culture of people who produced this tool, it can only be conjecture as to its use. However, we can HEY! OW, OW, AIEE! STOP! STOP! WHY ARE YOU HITTING ME? PLEASE! STOP! OH NO! STOP! OUCH!

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