Morris Hirshfield

By | 1 March 2017

The largest manufacturer of boudoir

slippers in the city

retires to paint, moustached,

palette held aloft as standard,

the vast pink thighs of his

model whose smooth and featureless

pudenda still brings pinpoints

to his eyes and bristle

to his brushes.

In response to The Artist and his Model, Morris Hirshfield (1872–1946)
Brooklyn, New York, 1945. Oil on canvas, 44 x 34 in. American Folk Art Museum,
gift of David L. Davies, 2002.23.1

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