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The Connecticut Ballroom Suite: 2 (Arctic Death Ship)
  • H.C. Westermann
    1922–1981
    born: Los Angeles, California, United States ; died: Danbury, Connecticut, United States
  • The Connecticut Ballroom Suite: 2 (Arctic Death Ship), 1975–1976
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 455 x 609 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 615 x 770 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 7/8 x 24 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 24 3/16 x 30 5/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 30 x 36 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Fund, Friends of the Art Museum, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nadeau, Richard Belger, Hollander Family Foundation, in memory of Richard Hollander
  • Not on display
  • 1993.0034.04
Description
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The red, green and black woodcut shows an orange ghost-ship with tattered sails, navigating a green sea crowded with iceburgs. A polar "bear-dog" looks on from the lower right. At the top, in front of a black sky, the words "Arctic Death Ship" are printed in green.