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Alfred Leslie

The Accident

1969

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  • Artist Alfred Leslie (American, 1927–2023)
  • Title The Accident
  • Date 1969
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions unframed | 72 x 108 in.
  • Credit line Gift of Robert and Lois Orchard to the Washington University Gallery of Art and The Saint Louis Art Museum, 2003
  • Copyright
  • Object number WU 2003.0009.0001
  • Currently on View Teaching Gallery until July 22, 2024

Tragic Depictions: Negative Emotions in the Visual Arts
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 01/17/2024 - 07/22/2024 Teaching Gallery

Alfred Leslie: The Killing Cycle
Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), 08/20/2014 - 12/23/2014

Robert Orchard

Inscription [on verso at C of stretcher, written vertically in black chalk or crayon:] 17

Inscription [on verso at UL of backing, written in pencil:] 68 1/2 / 25 / [horizontal dividing line] / 93 1/2

Inscription [on verso at CL of stretcher bar, written in black marker:] X

Inscription [on verso at CL of canvas, written in black marker:] X

Inscription [on verso at LL of canvas, written in pencil or black marker:] [oriented vertically:] A

Inscription [on verso at LL of canvas, written in pencil [?]:]"I have the / other idea about / guilt - it's not in / us - it's in the / situation [arrow pointing down and to right to continuing text] / You dont say that the victim is responsible / for a concentration camp or a mack truck." / [bracket] quote for the subtitles of "The LAST Clean Shirt" / a film by me with subtitles by frank [bracket]

Inscription [on verso at LL on canvas, handwritten (by artist?) in script in pencil or marker] The Killing of Frank O'Hara (1966) / 6' x 9' / alfredleslie 1966-69 / OIL on co-polymer / Primed gesso ground / on cotton canvas

Inscription [on verso on left stretcher bar at LL, white and blue rectangular label oriented vertically] [upper half of label, white letters on blue background:] H.G. OLLENDORFF / FINE ART PACKERS / NEW YORK [lower left side of label, blue print on white background:] Lot No. / [handwritten in blue marker:] 473 H [vertical dividing line] [lower right side of label, blue print on white background:] Piece No. / [handwritten in blue marker:] #1

Inscription [on verso at UL of stretcher, written in black marker:] R

Inscription [on verso at UL of canvas, written in black marker:] R

Inscription [on verso on right stretcher bar, written in dark blue chalk:] [illegible, numbers (?)]

Inscription [on verso at LC of canvas, written in black marker:] [arrow pointing right] / 17

Inscription [on verso at LC of stretcher, written vertically in pencil:] 17 / 17 C

Inscription [on verso at LC of stretcher, in pencil:] [arrow pointing right]

Inscription [LL in script, in black paint:] alfredleslie 1969

Inscription [on verso at C of stretcher, written in black ballpoint pen:] 27184 / [horizontal dividing line] / 1

Inscription [on verso at UC on beam of stretcher, written in black marker] [circled:] X

Inscription [on verso at UC of frame, written on inner edge in black ball point pen:] TOP

Inscription [-8-] [UL on stretcher bar, written in black marker:] M

Inscription [on verso at UL on canvas, written in black marker:] M

Inscription [on verso at CL of frame, written in pencil:] CT.

Inscription [on verso at CL on stretcher bar, written in black marker:] C

Inscription [on verso at CL on canvas, written in pencil:] C

Inscription [on verso at UC of backing, small white rectangular label with black & red print] [printed in black ink:] The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles / [red circular bullet point] [printed in black ink:] EXHIBITION: [underlined:] AUTOMOBILE AND CULTURE / [printed:] Dates: [typewritten:] July 21, 1984 - January 6, 1985 / [red square bullet point] [printed in black ink:] Loan # [typewritten:] A/C#89 / [red triangular bullet point] [printed in black ink:] Artist: [typewritten:] Alfred LESLIE / [red triangular bullet point] [printed in black ink:] Title/Date: [typewritten, underlined:] The Killing of Frank O'Hara, 4th / Version/The Killing Cycle [end underline] , 1966-68 / [red triangular bullet point] [printed in black ink:] Medium: [typewritten:] painting: oil on canvas / [red triangular bullet point] [printed in black ink:] Dimensions: [typewritten:] 73 1/4 x 109 1/8 x 2 3/8 in

Inscription [on verso at UC of backing, white rectangular label with black print] [printed at UL of label:] The / St. Louis / Art Museum [printed at UC of label:] Forest Park / St. Louis, Missouri / 63110 [horizontal dividing line] [printed:] Acc. No. [type written:] E 5750 / [printed:] Title [typewritten:] THE KILLING CYCLE # 1, ACCIDENT / [printed:] Date [typewritten:] 1966-68 / [printed:] Artist [typewritten:] Alfred Leslie / [printed:] Medium [typewritten:] oil on canvas / [printed:] Size [typewritten:] 72 x 108" / [printed:] Credite [typewritten:] Property: Robert H Orchard

Inscription [on verso at UR of backing, blue circular label] [handwritten in black pen or marker:] R2309 / .01

Inscription [Washington Univeristy label on backing]

Inscription [LL, oriented vertically in black paint:] COPYRIGHT [copyright symbol] 1969 BY ALFRED LESLIE

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