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Boinkman the Art Handler

Amazon # 2 best selling book in museum studies.

It is impossible not to be entranced with Boinkman the Art Handler. His cute circular head with a squiggly line for a mustache brings an irreverent sense of humor that asks us to laugh at as much as reflect upon the layered, often covert, references questioning museum culture. Boinkman integrates museum production and display in a cumulative practice that revels in the relationships and incongruities within a museum. The comic appeal of the Boinkman is countered by a creative deployment of binary relationships – hard and soft, masculine and feminine, engagement and estrangement, good and evil, which commence a more complex aspect and understanding of museum culture its hierarchy, work inequalities, and rising social apathy.