Because today is Easter, the day when rabbits all around the world mysteriously lay eggs made of chocolate, we decided this would be the perfect opportunity to hop through art history looking for the best bunnies. While there are an incredible number of still life paintings featuring dead rabbits, we veered away from such subject matter to focus on happy rabbits, like the the one in Paul McCarthy’s “Bear and Rabbit on a Rock” (1992, above).
Above: Albrecht Dürer, “Young Hare” (1502). (Courtesy the Albertina, Vienna; via Wikipedia Commons.)
Above: Jeff Koons, “Balloon Rabbit” (2005-2010). (Photo courtesy PinchukArtCentre, by Markus Tretter)
Above: Jonathan Monk, “Deflated Sculpture no. II” (2009). (Photo courtesy the artist, Casey Kaplan Gallery.)
Above: Street art by Adam Dare. (Photo by the author.)
— Benjamin Sutton