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Laughing at Madison Avenue
  • David Levine
    1926–2009
    born: Brooklyn, New York, United States ; died: New York, New York, United States
  • Laughing at Madison Avenue, circa 1959
  • published in Esquire magazine, February (year unknown)
  • Where object was made: United States
  • pen, ink on paper
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 24.5 x 6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 5/8 x 2 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 28.5 x 12 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11 1/4 x 4 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in 1980.0765.b
  • Gift of Esquire, Inc.
  • Not on display
  • 1980.0765.c
Description

Parade-assortment of strange creatures. From left: a choir of sheep directed by a man wearing earmuffs, an admiral in dress uniform, man in a strawhat, ape man, a knight on a horse-his shield has the letter G as a device, and a microphone as his lance, and three men, apparently in the throws of hysterical laughter.