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  • Ann Weisman
    active: United States
  • Hemingway, circa 1967
  • published in Esquire magazine, June 1967
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pencil on paper
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 23 x 39 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 42.8 x 28.1 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/16 x 15 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 7/8 x 11 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0696

Man's (identified as Ernest Miller Hemingway) face on the body of a lion. The lion is laying on its side and its entrails are falling out of the body. There are coyotes or wolves on either side of the lion, growling and howling. Insects are crawling up to the body. There are more coyotes or wolves approaching from the center background.