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The Dark Globes of Sleep
  • Virgil Finlay
    1914–1971
    born: Rochester, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • The Dark Globes of Sleep, 1970–1975
  • Where object was made: United States
  • ink and scratchboard
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 205 x 132 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 1/16 x 5 3/16 in
    Object Height/Width: 232 x 155 mm
    Object Height/Width: 9 1/8 x 6 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Colette S. Bangert and Charles J. Bangert
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0156
Description

A city full of skyscrapers can be seen from above. Five dark globes are in the sky above. The globes have stars inside them and what starbursts at their bottom edges. A nude woman is depicted from the waist-up in the largest globe.