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Flying Saucer in 1958

A work made of purple and blue felt-tip pen, pastel, colored pencil, and blue ballpoint pen on cream wove paper.

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  • A work made of purple and blue felt-tip pen, pastel, colored pencil, and blue ballpoint pen on cream wove paper.

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Joseph Yoakum
American, 1890-1972

About this artwork

Yoakum had no doubts as to the existence of flying saucers. In response to Whitney Halstead’s question about whether he had ever flown in an airplane, Yoakum replied, “Yes, I did—but only once and that was enough! I was in Los Angeles and decided to take a plane back to Chicago, well, when we got over Arizona one of them flying saucers came down and buzzed us! Well, the pilot of that plane landed and we got off and all of us took a train. And I’ve not taken a plane since!”

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Joseph Yoakum

Title

Flying Saucer in 1958

Origin

United States

Date

1971

Medium

Purple and blue felt-tip pen, pastel, colored pencil, and blue ballpoint pen on cream wove paper

Dimensions

302 × 245 mm

Credit Line

Bequest of Whitney Halstead

Reference Number

1979.434

Extended information about this artwork

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