Untitled (Lenox Avenue)

Jacob Lawrence1948

DuSable Museum of African American History

DuSable Museum of African American History

Pen and ink drawing. In the foreground are three gravestones inscribed with crosses, which appear to be inside a funeral hearse with a pile of flowers on the roof. Above them, a figure in a bowler hat slouches against a lamppost with his back to the viewer; flies buzz around the lamp’s bulb. Around the lamppost, several words or names in various sizes appear with lines radiating out from each word: Smalls, St. Nick's, Wishing Well, Mandalay, Monterey, Wonder Bar, The Lenox, Poor Johns. Pencil marks are visible behind the ink.

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  • Title: Untitled (Lenox Avenue)
  • Creator: Jacob Lawrence
  • Date Created: 1948