Inscribed in blue ink over pencil, below image: heinrich Schenker In pencil, l.l. inside plate mark: 1. zustand 2. druck In pencil, bottom center inside plate mark: No 2. r.h. 1925 London In pencil, bottom center: F. GOULDING. Netherwood R. Shepherds Bush Rd. Hammer?__.
55.88 cm x 41.28 cm x 1.91 cm (22 in. x 16 1/4 in. x 3/4 in.)
Black line representation of a human head and face, facing the viewer. Head is oval shape with vertical parallel lines. Chin and top of head are rounded. Short hair represented by thick dots and fine curved lines, and nose is formed by straight, vertical lines. Eyebrows are drawn with thick, black lines. "We shall Overcome" is printed in brown across the top of the sheet.
Brass pipe with a figurative bowl in the shape of a human head.
The pipe's bowl is a human face, styled with European physical characteristics. The face smokes a smaller pipe, meant to be a humurous allusion to an infinite series commenting on the plasticity of social relationships and universals of human experience. The pipe smokes a pipe, which may be thought of as smoking an even smaller pipe and so on. Similarly, the pipesmoker may be unknowingly being smoked, and so on.