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W. C. Fields – We are all equal

DKK575,00DKK975,00

Denmark 2017
From the poster series: We are all equal

– The faces of racism revealed

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Sizes: 150 x 100 cm and 100 x 70 cm:
POD · Print on demand

59,4 x 42 cm:
Ink print on Fine Art Hahnemühle Bamboo 290 gsm, natural warm tone. Trimmed, 2 cm border for framing. Signed and sealed by the author. Limited print: 1-50.

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Prices in Euro:
150 x 100 cm: 131 Euro + shipping

100 x 70 cm: 77 Euro + shipping
59,4 x 42 cm: 131 Euro + shipping
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William Claude Dukenfield (18801946), better known as W. C. Fields, was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer. Fields’ comic persona was a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist, who remained a sympathetic character despite his snarling contempt for dogs and children.

His career in show business began in vaudeville, where he attained international success as a silent juggler. He gradually incorporated comedy into his act, and was a featured comedian in the Ziegfeld Follies for several years. He became a star in the Broadway musical comedy Poppy (1923), in which he played a colorful small-time con man. His subsequent stage and film roles were often similar scoundrels, or else henpecked everyman characters.

Among his recognizable trademarks were his raspy drawl and grandiloquent vocabulary. The characterization he portrayed in films and on radio was so strong it was generally identified with Fields himself. It was maintained by the publicity departments at Fields’ studios (Paramount and Universal) and was further established by Robert Lewis Taylor’s biography, W. C. Fields, His Follies and Fortunes (1949). Beginning in 1973, with the publication of Fields’ letters, photos, and personal notes in grandson Ronald Fields’ book W. C. Fields by Himself, it was shown that Fields was married (and subsequently estranged from his wife), and financially supported their son and loved his grandchildren.