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The Unmaking of a President
  • Walter Bernard
    active: United States
  • The Unmaking of a President, circa 1964
  • published in Esquire magazine, November 1964
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pen, ink, photographs, collage on board
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 36.9 x 25.7 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 50.6 x 38 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 1/2 x 10 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 19 7/8 x 14 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0685
Label Text

Male figure standing in the center with his proper right hand raised (identified as Richard Nixon). His right hand, left arm and the bottom half of his legs is made from industrial scaffolding. There is a wrecking crane with the ball demolishing the right leg of the man.