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Truman by William Kent

Truman
by William Kent

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Slate Print

1966

Edition Size: 9

Image Size: 71-5/8 x 36-3/4 inches

Sheet Size: 80-3/4 x 43-3/4 inches

Signed

Condition: Pristine

$4,200.00

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Slate Print in Color, 1966, Ed. of 9 or more, 71-5/8 x 36-3/4, printed in vibrant red and blue, signed, dated 1966 and annotated mono print in black ball point pen,  on white cotton fabric measuring 80-3/4 x 43-3/4, some wrinkling from studio storage on rolls, these can be ironed out.

The quote is not from Truman himself, but from the pilot of the Enola Gay, which dropped the Bomb on Hiroshima at Truman’s command. This event, and the bombing of Nagasaki a week later ended the war. Truman is shown twice; at top sombre faced in an oval beneath a colonial death’s head surround from a gravestone, and below, smiling holding a handful of ink pens within a border with  repeating pattern of atomic bombs. One of Kent’s Presidents series of large prints with a  powerful  anti war sentiment. A large and stunning vintage example of Kent’s unusual slate prints.

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