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"I don't mind it really...I'm only here to gather material for a book"
  • Rowland Wilson
    1930–2005
    born: Dallas, Texas, United States ; died: Encinitas, California, United States ; active: United States
  • "I don't mind it really...I'm only here to gather material for a book", circa 1960
  • published in Esquire magazine, August 1960
  • Where object was made: United States
  • watercolor, pencil, collage
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 38 x 30.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 15/16 x 11 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 44.8 x 35.1 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 17 5/8 x 13 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0709
Description

Cartoon of boat on a river (identified as the River Styx), crossing through an area that resembles hell. There is a male figure on the left side of the boat, sitting calmly (identified as Dante?). There is a pile of figures in the center of the boat; all appear in agony. There is red figure on the right side of the boat, with his back to the viewer.