Saturday, June 9, 2012

At the Movies

This gentleman makes his all too brief appearance in a wonderful movie by Preston Sturges "Sullivan's Travels" (1941).
The setting is a negro community church temporarily converted to a movie theater and the invited mostly white cell inmates are guests for the evening (scandalous and ironic for its time)
The painted figure is sitting next to our hero who realizes that the most important necessity in life is laughter and in his state of epiphany questions himself  "Am I laughing?" 

Oil 16 x 20

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