|The Feast of Pure Reason|
1970, etching, drypoint, mezzotint, & aquatint on paper
19.5 x 25.25 inches
Here Levine has referred back to one of his best-known paintings, �The Feast of Pure Reason� of 1937 (42 x 48�), done when he was 22 years of age. The familiar trio of policeman, politician and man of means, comfortably making their deals, is his reminder that youth�s objection to hypocrisy in their elders did not begin with the protesters of the Sixties. The scene, executed on the plate as a faithful replica of the painting, appears in reverse on the print, a result of the printing process.