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Mr. Unpopular

A work made of color lithograph on white wove paper.

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  • A work made of color lithograph on white wove paper.




William T. Wiley
American, 1937-2021

About this artwork

Mr. Unpopular is among the most enduring of Wiley’s several surrogate self-portraits. He is depicted here in Landfall’s first Ontario Street studio, framed by the culmination of ten years of printed ephemera left by artists who worked there. Wiley created this image as a kind of bittersweet memento for the workshop, which in 1980 was forced to move to new quarters because of encroaching development. Today, Landfall’s original location has become a glitzy strip of bars and restaurants.


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Prints and Drawings


William T. Wiley


Mr. Unpopular


United States (Artist's nationality)

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Made 1980


Color lithograph on white wove paper


Image, max: 90.5 × 70 cm (35 11/16 × 27 9/16 in.); Sheet: 96.5 × 71.1 cm (38 × 28 in.)

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Gift of Stanley and Norman Freehling

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