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#(32) PIG-BY-THE-TAIL: ("Pigasus")
The Wise Kitchen

Edition of 1000 copies of which 100 are signed. Three sets of signed progressives.

Printed on a text weight, laid sheet. September 11, 1973 4 colors 18" x 24"

(Print September/October 1974: Print's Poster USA 74)

Second printing 1100 copies of which none are signed. Printed on heavier paper than the first edition, & a Roman numeral II inside a circle is printed in red next to the signature block. February 9, 1977

Client: Victoria Wise

The time has come," the Walrus said, "to talk of many things: of shoes-and ships-and sealing wax-of cabbages-and kings-And why the sea is boiling hot-and whether pigs have wings." So Lewis Carroll whiled away the hours writing for the amusement of little Alice Liddell. Surrealists have attempted to read into his works early embodiments of their own principles, and Freudians have had a field day with the symbolism. As well they might. Though there are some things better left alone: the innocent pleasure that you take in twisting about with Alice in her looking-glass world might be marred by too close a look into the workings of the author's Victorian mind, and you should likewise avoid witnessing the manufacture of sausages or the making of civil and criminal law.

"Laws are like sausages: it is better not to see them being made." Otto von Bismark (1815-1898), attributed