Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Death Ship
  • H.C. Westermann
    born: Los Angeles, California, United States ; died: Danbury, Connecticut, United States
  • Death Ship, 1966
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pen, ink, watercolor, wash, stamps on paper
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 34.3 x 25.1 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 9 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 1982.0056
Label Text

Bull's-eye wrapped body floating in foreground, ship sinking in middle ground. There are icebergs, shark fins and feet sticking up out of the water.