24-Hour Banking

Edward Koren

24-Hour Banking


The beasts in Koren’s cartoons tend to be physically coherent but each one remains sui generis nonetheless.

The Bellarmine Museum of Art chose 24-Hour Banking as the signature image for this leg of the Edward Koren traveling exhibition because of the presence in the image of the stag-like beast waiting his turn in the ATM line situated in nature. In 1948, the Board of Trustees of Fairfield University voted for the stag to be its mascot. The school was part of the diocese of Hartford, and the word Hartford means stag (hart) and stream (ford), thus, Fairfield’s seal features a deer leaping over a tumbling brook, signifying both the school's connection with the diocese as well as its close ties with nature.


Work Date:
24 3/4 x 19 1/8 inches
Pen and India ink with watercolor and colored pencil on BFK Rives paper
Credit Line:
Courtesy of the artist