Hippies Femme au coussin (Woman with Cushion)
drypoint etching on paper
Inventory number 387
The Hippies suite is in a total edition of 245 prints plus 24 proofs. Graphic Europa Anstalt published the suite. Many of the etchings in the Hippies suite are hand coloured or contain gold dust. The full suite of prints, when sold complete, is presented in an orange and magenta coloured cloth covered portfolio. Hippies Femme au coussin (Woman with Cushion) has been produced in prints of various colours. This version is made with blue. A woman kneeling on a cushion is visible in the foreground, representing gratitude and honour. A naked woman appears beside her, possibly signifying the subtle degeneracy of a woman’s ability to seduce. These symbols are in competition with each other, with the skull alongside them, appearing to suggest the threat of a female temptress to respectful members of society.