... echoes, ripples, buzz’d whispers, love-root, silk-thread, crotch and vine; my respiration and inspiration, the beating of my heart, the passing of blood and air through my lungs
(from Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass).
Stanley William Hayter (British, 1901-1988), Untitled, 1946, oil on canvas, 1016 x 1270 mm.
The artist wrote (letter of 24 May 1974): ‘The image in this harks back to the image in the print of 1946 “Cinq Personnages” which has to do with the death of the son of my first wife at the age of 17. He died in my house in New York.’