The New American Tourist 2005


The New American Tourist

Catalogue raisonné no. 671

Artist's CR 612



Oil on canvas

36 x 32 inches / 0 cm

Selected Citations and Comments

The glaring flashes of explosions, the damage they create, the lights of the city still blazing , all reflected in the still water of the Euphrates, give the scene a terrible beauty. Camera in hand, the US Army photographer contemplates the ruins of palaces in the Cradle of Civilisation… The half-tone treatment of the figure gives the image the urgent authority of news photography.

Gerald Laing, 'Artist's Notes on War Paintings', unpublished manuscript, 2004