HAUPERS, Clement

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Description

Shore Leave
1935
etching
image: 10 1/2 x 8 in; mat: 17 x 14 in
Clement Haupers’ Shore Leave (1935) presents a sailor’s impressive backside to us while three women admire his front, eyeing all the different particulars. Above them an ironic display of song titles: After Every Party, Turn out the Lights, Fit as a Fiddle, Here Lies Love, Take Me in Your Arms, Contend, and Til Tomorrow fill out the lower register, while above float And So To Bed, Night and Day, All of Me and others. The sentences they spell out are quite obvious. Hauper cleverly exposes the extreme sexuality of popular music—most of it aimed at women—and exposes its effect. Bruce Robertson, Representing America p. 46

Creator

HAUPERS, Clement
b. United States, 1900 - 1982

Source

Gift of Don Trevey to the Ken Trevey Collection of American Realist Prints

Identifier

1992.107

Citation

HAUPERS, Clement and b. United States, 1900 - 1982, “HAUPERS, Clement,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 26, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/2173.