Contemplation is a two-plate color, soft ground etching, 12 x 8 inches. The subject, shown from the waist up, wears a red orange herringbone jacket and manages to hold a cigarette and his own grinning egg head in one white hand! The toothy mouth and the eyes are as red as the jacket. The egg’s face resembles a certain irascible artist, initials, S.C. – and we don’t mean Santa Claus. This is a startling print, one guaranteed to stimulate “contemplation.”

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