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Crayon, graphite and collage on paper

44.5 x 57 cm (17 1/2 x 22 7/16 in.)

An airplane aisle and passengers are reflected by a broad, toothless grin drawn with frenetic, childlike strokes. They overlook the aircraft in question, which emerges in the foreground.

Hermetic or absurd at first glance, the mouth motif is a leitmotiv in Lee Lozano's graphic work, to which she devoted a whole series of drawings between 1963 and 1968. Expressing her grim irreverence, the caricatured smile seems to make fun of everything from innocent bounced planes and smoking cigars to religious motifs, such as a Star of David.

This work is in the Pinault Collection along with similar drawings by the artist. It was first shown at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana during the 2009 group exhibition "Mapping the Studio".