Holiday Roundup: The Art of the Turkey

Holiday Roundup: The Art of the Turkey

Andie Powers
Nov 28, 2013

The world of turkey art is an impressive place to wander. Despite the connotations of ridiculousness that come along with the turkey, it's actually a lovely bird — and whether you're a meat-eater or a vegetarian, should be regarded as art worthy. We've rounded up some our favorite artworks in honor of the turkey, plus some tongue-in-cheek pieces as well. Happy Thanksgiving!

1. A comment on consumerism and the American diet? Or just an homage to his favorite meal? You decide: "Turkey" by Roy Lichtenstein.
2. Perhaps the most tongue-in-cheek of all (at least nowadays). "Mr. Turkey — Child Life," November 1955, by Elsie Fowler, from Art.com, 49.99
3. A reproduction of a gorgeous watercolor painting: "Wild Turkeys in the Straw" by Amber Alexander, available on Etsy, $20.
4. For those graphic meat-eaters: Turkey art print, by MNML Thing, available on Society6, $18.
5. For the original artwork collectors: "Wild Turkeys," original Collagraph print by Bonnie Murray Art, available on Etsy, $300.
6. A texturized photograph, "Thanksving is Coming" by Diane Schuster, available on Fine Art America, $5.95-$95.
7. A piece from the authority on bird and fowl artwork: "The American Wild Turkey Cock" by John James Audobon, available on Fine Art America, $4.20-$65.
8. A Saturday Evening Post cover from the roaring 20s: "Baby Chef and Turkey" (1922) by J.C. Leyendecker, available on Art Fuzz, $54.
9. For all of those who aren't quite ready to give up this trend: "Keep Calm and Gobble On" printable, designed by Craftily Ever After, $5.

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