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The Sons of Worse than Bitches Have Put A Hole in My Head!!

John Wilde

1944

graphite and ink on paper

14" x 11 1/2"

Wilde made this self-portrait when he was in the Army. He considered his time in the service a prison sentence and would sign drawings with the letters “IC”, his abbreviation for “in confinement.” The portraits Wilde made from his time stationed in the Army (1942-46) were psychologically charged and often expressed his frustration with the war.

Credit

Gift of the artist