LOCKE, Charles W.

1992.124.jpg

Description

Hole in the Wall
lithograph
image: 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 in; mat: 13 x 14 1/2 in
Charles Locke’s Hole in the Wall (1930) presents a typical situation, a group of men at the bar—in this case finishing their lunch. Locke vitalizes the scene with class difference: sitting side-by-side but not interacting, the men in the foreground are carefully distinguished by their dress to suggest different socioeconomic backgrounds. The man on the left, with his cloth cap, sweater under his jacket and downcast eyes fulfills the expectations of a working class type, while the man next to him wears a hat with a brim, a tie, is looking up; to complete the difference, he smokes a cigar while the other smokes a cigarette. Bruce Robertson, Representing America p. 36

Date

ca. 1930s

Creator

LOCKE, Charles W.
b. United States, 1899 - 1983

Source

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

Identifier

1992.124

Citation

LOCKE, Charles W. and b. United States, 1899 - 1983, “LOCKE, Charles W.,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed February 22, 2024, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/2190.