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Inscription

lower center in plate (vertical): Baskin 1978; lower left in graphite: 99/125; lower right in graphite: Baskin

text in plate:
LESSONS IN FAR FVTVRE. / SEE ONE / WHO WEARS NOT / THIS DECADE'S / CLOTHING . NOW QUIET / HVMANS HERD / ESTABLISH TERRITORIES / DEFEND WITH BOMBS / ENJOY {FOR] WAGES] / THE ELECTROCHEMICAL / SATIETY OF NEED. / THE POSSESSED WEAR / BANAL ET WASTED / SYMBOLS / THIS ONE IS AN ARTIST. / TOBIAS BASKIN 1978

Provenance

Jay Finkel, Washington, DC; acquired 2013 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1984
Fern, Alan, and Judith O'Sullivan. The Complete Prints of Leonard Baskin: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1948-1983. Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown and Company, 1984, no. 671.
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