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Ding Dong Daddy Eye'm Still Thinking

William Walmsley and William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)1991

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

The Artist fielded a question about the record-breaking length of his Ding Dong Daddy series, mentioning that critics would sometimes penalize him for “doing that same old thing”–-even though the title was the only true constant, as he proceeded through figurative, zoomorphic, and even non-specific imageries. Eventually, he even introduced self-portraits in the Ding Dong Daddy series, after teaching and drawing in Florence, Italy, one semester when he was separated by the breadth of the Atlantic from his faithful litho press.  His work of the past decade has most often been the psychedelic and humorously self-deprecating self-portrait, about which genre he takes the long and metaphorical look, avowing that no matter what the actual imagery, every work an artist does is, in the larger sense, a self-portrait.

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  • Title: Ding Dong Daddy Eye'm Still Thinking
  • Creator: William Walmsley, William Walmsley (1923 - 2003)
  • Date Created: 1991
  • Provenance: Gift of William and Dorothy Walmsley
  • Medium: Lithograph

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