Trouble-Making Ladies

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
Marker and paint on paper
19.5 x 25.5 inches
Collection of
Toledo Museum of Art
Museum purchase and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Pink paper, a red figure, and black designs indicate trouble in store for Murray. Lines of pink dots represent a necklace worn by a woman who, according to Murray, “turned [Murray] in to the FBI.” In this painting, Murray identifies the various women he had known and been involved with, some reasonably good, some not. The white smears likely indicate that some of the women were dead when the painting was made.