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Acrylic on bedsheet painting of a man angrily holding a glass bottle as if to throw it by Walter Robinson

Walter Robinson

As Tough As They Come, 2017
Acrylic on bed sheet
65 1/2h x 49 1/2w in (166.37h x 125.73w cm)
© Walter Robinson, courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Gallery; photo by Argenis Apolinario

The bed sheet as metaphor for the continuous field of consciousness.

"Bed sheets serve as an almost universal accessory to elemental manifestations of desire. Also amusing is the thought that bed sheets are horizontal in the dark and hung vertical to dry in the sunshine. Nature is horizontal and culture is vertical, and a patterned bed sheet introduces the whimsical curlicues of the social imagination into the horizontal biological realm. The bed sheet is also a metaphor for the continuous field of consciousness."
—Walter Robinson, 2017

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