Pippin The Getaway Eyeglass Case

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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Pippin The Getaway Eyeglass Case
  • Pippin The Getaway Eyeglass Case
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Pippin The Getaway Eyeglass Case
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Pippin The Getaway Eyeglass Case
$20.00
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Will the fox get away with his prize?  Looks like he will!   West Chester, PA's own Horace Pippin was arguably the most successful African American artist of his day. Pippin (1888–1946) taught himself to paint in the 1930s and quickly  earned international renown.   He addressed a range of themes, from landscapes and still lifes to biblical subjects and political statements. Some draw on his personal experience of the war or turn-of-the-century domestic life. 
 
About the work:
 
Pippin began The Getaway as a daytime scene with a blue sky, red barns, and a fox standing still in the snow. His inspiration to transform the work into a nighttime setting may have come from seeing Winslow Homer’s Fox Hunt at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In Homer’s painting, the fox is pursued by crows and appears to be running for its life. In Pippin’s snowy portrayal, the fox has captured a bird and escapes in the moonlight. 
 

The hard shell case is lined with plush styrene inside to protect your glasses from scratches.  It also includes a glasses cleaning microfiber cloth for keeping your glasses clean.

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  • Exterior case measures 6.5" x 2.5" x 1.5"
  • Interior case measures 5.5”x 2”x 1.25”  
  • Glasses cleaning cloth measures 7" x 5.75"
  • Strong hinge guarantees cases stay closed
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