Description

    DONALD ROLLER WILSON (American, b. 1938)
    Naughty Betty, 2013
    Oil on linen with artist's hand-made frame
    13 x 13 inches (33.0 x 33.0 cm)
    Signed and dated along upper left edge: Donald Roller Wilson - 2013 /17

    PROVENANCE:
    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.

    NOTE:
    The complete title for this work is as follows:
    Naughty Betty... Seen here (at about age six or seven), witnessing an airborne appearance of the holy mother in disguise, perhaps hovering for a short rest during her flight from Egypt...
    Betty having earlier gone to the grocery store with her mother, Mrs. Jenkins... then vanishing for just the exact amount of time required to consume a Baby Ruth Bar (without paying for it)...
    Then, later in the day, having been sent back to the store on her own... barefooted... (her mother had forgotten the calumet)... Betty stepping on a hot cigar butt which had been prematurely discarded on the sidewalk...
    It had been an "amercement" of sorts... a reminder to be good... a "string around her finger," and with a pencil to make note of it...
    And it all went on, all of it, and on, and on, and on, on again, and on some more...




    Condition Report*:

    No visible condition issues. Framed Dimensions 32 X 32 Inches

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