About this artwork
Associated both with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Hull House, Hoeckner here transformed a burlesque performance into a frightening scene of ghoulish patrons gawking at a performer’s striptease. The curvaceous woman smiles right back at the crowd as she tosses her underwear, while behind her is a compressed group of jazz musicians with generalized features and instruments. The orbs and jutting diagonal lines that cross the composition recall the solar system, a subject the artist turned to later in life.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Carl Hoeckner
- The Jazz Age
- United States (Artist's nationality)
- Made 1935
- Lithograph in black ink on cream wove paper
- Image: 26.7 × 40.5 cm (10 9/16 × 16 in.); Sheet: 29.3 × 43.9 cm (11 9/16 × 17 5/16 in.)
- Gift of Carl Hoeckner, Jr.