The Dead Artists Gallery presents “Shrugging Atlas” or “Don’t Kick Sand in My Face”

O/Artist Board

Signed on verso, Bill Carter.

Borrowing from Ayn Rand (1905-1982) and her rather simplistic description of social systems, this California illustrator, as so many illustrators, depicts the ideal example of 1940s “Muscle Beach”. Idealized illustrations, such as Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), were the norm rather than the exception until fairly late in the 20th century. The “Don’t Kick Sand in My Face” might be remembered by those of us who were encouraged to purchase books about muscle building techniques in the 1950s.

17 1/2″ x 21″ in appropriate contemporary frame.

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