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Wolfie, the Preta
  • Don Ed Hardy
    born 1945
    born: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
  • Wolfie, the Preta, 1993
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching, aquatint, spit biting
  • Paper Type: ivory wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 248 x 200 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 460 x 382 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 1/8 x 15 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2002.0024

Caricatured, leering, drooling wolf head, wearing top hat, surrounded by women's legs at right center, open box bottom right, and many Japanese-style preta, or "hungry ghost" creatures with distended bellies along bottom and top left.