I Hope You Learned Your LessonArtist(s)William T. WileyArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1974Medium & Supportcolor etching, sugarlift and hand-burnished aquatint on J. Barcham Green paperDimensions
28 5/16 x 22 1/4 in. (71.8 x 56.5 cm);32 1/16 x 26 in. (81.4 x 66 cm);10 9/16 x 12 3/4 in. (26.7 x 32.3 cm)Credit LineMuseum PurchaseLabel copy
Published by Landfall Press Inc., 63 West Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60610.Subject matter
Wiley's use of text here confronts the viewer with an age-old aphorism "I hope you learned your lesson," while infusing the work with a sense of irony and humor by creating the illusion of erasure and rewrites giving an instability to what reads as incontrovertible text. Adding an element of self-reference to the work, Wiley leaves the ghost of his birth year, 1937, visible as an erasure at the bottom left of the print.Physical Description
Print made to resemble a wood framed chalk board; dated lower left 1974; at lower right, artist's insignia a capital W within a circle.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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modern and contemporary art