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The Butcher Boys (1985/86)[1] is a plaster[2] sculpture by South African artist Jane Alexander. The work consists of three lifesize humanoid beasts with powdery skin, black eyes, broken horns, and no mouths sitting on a bench. The beasts are devoid of their outside senses - their ears are nothing more than deep gorges in their heads and their mouths are missing, appearing to be covered with thick roughened skin. The artwork represents the brutal dehumanizing forces of the apartheid in South Africa.[3]

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