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Series of 5 drawings
  • David Levine
    1926–2009
    born: Brooklyn, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
  • Series of 5 drawings, 1959
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pen, ink on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: a. 10.5 x 10 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: a. 4 1/8 x 3 7/8 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: b. 15.5 x 13.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: b. 6 1/8 x 5 5/16 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: c. 170 x 190 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: c. 6 11/16 x 7 1/2 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: d. 60 x 160 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: d. 2 3/8 x 6 1/4 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: e. 283 x 200 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: e. 11 1/8 x 7 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: a. 123 x 113 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: a. 4 13/16 x 4 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: b. 160 x 140 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: b. 6 1/4 x 5 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: c. 185 x 215 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: c. 7 1/4 x 8 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: d. 72.5 x 210 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: d. 2 7/8 x 8 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: e. 290 x 210 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: e. 11 3/8 x 8 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in 1980.0761.a-e matted together
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0761.a-e
Description

Five groups of illustrations on five separate pieces of paper, matted together.
a.) Family at Christmas dinner table with Hippopotamus as main dish.
b.) Five nasty looking children dancing in front of a fireplace.
c.) Assorted small border figures--some spelling out "Merry Christmas," one carrying packages, one drunk, one carrying turkey, etc.
d.) Seven hoodlums in an alley.
e.) Center--several carolers singing on a spiral staircase. There are four smaller images in the corners of the paper. U.L.--man smiling into full-length mirror. U.R.--woman shooting man with gun. L.L.--Santa Claus coming around corner. L.R.--Jack-in-the-box playing a guitar.