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A Millennium Story

A Millennium Story

Artist: Patrick Oliphant (American, born Australia, 1935)
Publisher: Landfall Press (American, founded 1970)
Date: 1999
Medium: etching
Dimensions:
Image: 13 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. (34.9 x 27.6 cm)
Plate Mark: 13 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. (34.9 x 27.6 cm)
Support: 18 15/16 x 16 in. (48.1 x 40.6 cm)
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Museum purchase, 2013
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2013.35.16
Description
The text in the first panel reads: A Millennium Story. In the fall of 1900 Rip Van Winkle Jr. went to sleep in the forest... The text in the second panel reads: And woke up again 100 years later. Christ! The time!! The text in the third panel reads: I've missed everything! Every Goddam thing! The text in the fourth panel reads: I missed the Great Depression. The text in the fifth panel reads: Shit! I missed two world wars, one cold war and Korea and Vietnam. "From the President of the United States, Greetings" The text in the sixth panel reads: I missed the coming of nuclear weapons. What the hell was that? The text in the seventh panel reads: I missed Richard Nixon. The text in the eighth panel reads: I missed the Sexual Revolution. Bend over. The text in the ninth panel reads: I even missed John Wayne saying this... Fill ya hand, Ya sunzabitches! The text in the tenth panel reads: I missed the lunar expeditions. Oral sex?! You'll get oral sex when that Armstrong kid next door walks on the moon! The text in the eleventh panel reads: And I missed the development of the automobile and the airplane and computers... The text in the twelfth panel reads: That was one helluva century - and I missed it. Your bus just left.
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