'Taking a Bath' 2006
24x30". 8 layers for this print.
On the one hand, it was denounced as an obnoxious toy from England, designed to corrupt the democratic simplicity of the Republic. On the other hand, it was attacked by the medical faculty as dangerous to health and a certain inviter of rheumatic fevers, inflammation of the lungs and other diseases. The controversy spread across America. Some cities taxed bathtubs. Others banned them outright. Meanwhile, politicians turned bathing into a class issue as only the very wealthy could afford to install baths. Eventually, the American medical profession began to regard bathing as beneficial or, at worst, harmless. When, in 1851, President Millard Fillmore had a bathtub installed at the White House, all opposition collapsed. Today it's a tool to get clean but also a hot soothing escape from everything and everyone.
Paper size, 24”x30” (size can be larger with special printing). Limited edition of 30 prints on heavy watercolor paper. Hand signed, named, numbered and dated.
$2,000 U.S. plus shipping.