What Do You Live For? “Franklin”

Reverse Side
DHR Franklin back

  • Robin Clark
  • What Do You Live For? “Franklin”
  • 2009
  • Oil on Currency, Currency Ink Dust in Pipettes, Curly Maple, Hard Maple, and Coccobolo Hardwoods
  • 10.75" x 8.25"
  • Context

    Pencil Work up.

    Franklin Drawing

    This will explain the pig…(hopefully)

    Franklin was employed by and was a friend of a printer by the name of Keimer. Franklin challenged Keimer to maintain a strict meatless diet.

    From Franklin’s Autobiography.

    “Keimer suffered grievously, tired of the project, long’d for the flesh-pots of Egypt, and order’d a roast pig. He invited me and two women friends to dine with him; but, it being brought too soon upon table, he could not resist the temptation, and ate the whole before we came”