Me and Willie Mae

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
1987
Housepaint and marker on wood
30 x 24 inches

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An injury at the McLendon Furniture Company where he worked left Tolliver disabled and unable to walk without crutches. In Me and Willie Mae, Tolliver painted himself on his crutches, standing next to his wife. He later explained that the birds and the nude figures depicted overhead represent his paintings hanging on the wall of their home.

An injury at the McLendon Furniture Company where he worked left Tolliver disabled and unable to walk without crutches. In Me and Willie Mae, Tolliver painted himself on his crutches, standing next to his wife. He later explained that the birds and the nude figures depicted overhead represent his paintings hanging on the wall of their home.