Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Paul F. Keene, Jr., American, 1920 - 2009. Published by Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia.
Color offset lithograph printed on two sheets, joined
Currently not on view
2009-61-48a,bGift of the Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, in memory of Anne d'Harnoncourt, 2009
LabelThe imagery in this print relates to a group of Keene’s paintings and drawings from the early 1990s known as the Urban Wall series. These works were made in response to the deterioration of the Philadelphia artist’s once-thriving childhood neighborhood that was increasingly plagued by crime, unemployment, and drug addiction. The words “Final Notice” included here were not intended in a negative light, but rather as a rallying cry, proclaiming a challenge to break destructive cycles and begin anew.