Cow Parade in New York de Thomas Craughwell
Udderly Shakespeare in the Park
Holly Beckett has two passions - making collages from found objects and collecting old books. At a sale of old books not lon ago, she discovered a beautiful leather cover with gold embossing: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Just the cover, mind you, not the whole book. "I bought it because I thought it would look good in a collage", Beckett said. "Then I found the rest of the book that had been separated from the cover, so I thought, what the heck, and I bought that, too."
The typesetting of the antique Shakespeare was beautiful, and while Beckett was contemplating how to use the lovely pages in a collage, she heard about the CowParade. She submitted a proposal to cover a cow with the complete works of William Shakespeare.
"The book's title page is on the cow's nose", Beckett said, "and All's Well That Ends Well is on its butt".
The look is udderly shakespearean.