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Frankie and Johnny
  • Thomas Hart Benton, artist
    born: Neosho, Missouri, United States ; died: Kansas City, Missouri, United States ; active: United States
    Associated American Artists, publisher
    active 1934–2000
  • Frankie and Johnny, 1936
  • Where object was made: United States
  • lithograph
  • Paper Type: Rives BFK
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 416 x 562 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 470 x 597 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 1/2 x 23 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 24 x 32 in
  • Gift of Senator August W. Lauterbach
  • Not on display
  • 1960.0013
Catalogue raisonné

Bar scene. There is a pot belly stove in the left foreground. In the center is an African American woman with a gun, shooting an African American man who is falling onto a table where a woman is sitting. There are two male figures exiting the bar on the left side. There is a male figure standing behind the bar with his proper left arm extended above his head.