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Portrait of D

John Wilde

1988

oil on wood

62" x 29"

John Wilde renders this scene in a precise magic realist style that places people and things in improbable relationships. Has the woman caught the beast? Is she its custodian? Do the bones below signal finished meals or a graveyard? As Wilde explained, this dream world is a portrait of Death.

Credit

Purchase, through the Rudolph and Louise Langer Fund and gift from Karen Johnson Boyd