"Ave . . . Morituri te salutant (Hail . . . those who are about to die salute you)"
May 13 - July 10 1988
“Maxine Hayt has created a battle scene with no definite historical references but implications for many: the battles of the gladiators, the destruction of Pompeii, the fall of Rome, and perhaps ‘Masters of the Universe.’ The community of protagonists and antagonists are representatives of diverse worlds: human, cartoon, animal, and medieval. The battle has no teams, no winners or losers, and is as much about sexuality as it is about war and death. The inhabitants of this strange world are locked together in a ceaseless embrace.”
-From The New Museum Annual Report, 1988
Courtesy the Artist and New Museum