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Big Daddy with Hats

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2012,7048.4

  • Title (object)

    • Big Daddy with Hats
  • Description

    Large male figure with a bulldog in his lap wearing a vest made from the American flag, surrounded by various hats including a policeman's hat and a Ku Klux Klan hood, all have tabs with dotted lines relating to cut-out costumes used to clothe paper dolls.1971
    Colour screenprint on white wove paper

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1971
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 560 millimetres (image)
    • Width: 538 millimetres
    • Height: 590 millimetres (sheet)
    • Width: 570 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed and numbered 5/100 in pencil. Verso: inscribed in pencil: '87.1326'
  • Curator's comments

    This impression was lent by the artist to the Museum of Modern Art, New York exhibition 'Committed to Print: Social and Political Themes in Recent American Printed Art', curated by Deborah Wye, 1988. Original MOMA exh. label in P&D files.

  • Location

    On display: G30

  • Exhibition history

    2017 9 Mar-18 Jun, London, BM, G30, The American Dream

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2012

  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased from Mary Ryan Gallery with funds given by the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation through the American Friends of the BM. Credit line to read: 'Gift of the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation'

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2012,7048.4

Large male figure with a bulldog in his lap wearing a best made from the American flag, surrounded by various hats including a policeman's hat and a Ku Klux Klan hood, all have tabs with dotted lines relating to cut out costumes used to clothe paper dolls.1971  Colour screenprint on white wove pape

Large male figure with a bulldog in his lap wearing a best made from the American flag, surrounded by various hats including a policeman's hat and a Ku Klux Klan hood, all have tabs with dotted lines relating to cut out costumes used to clothe paper dolls.1971 Colour screenprint on white wove pape

reproduced by permission of the artist and mary ryan gallery, new york © The Trustees of the British Museum

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