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Comedy County Cocke, Canto 7: The Horny Hillbilly
Comedy County Cocke, Canto 7: The Horny Hillbilly
Chalk, charcoal and pastel on paper
72" x 42"
2014

Dante Commedia Inf. VII: 1-8
'Pape Satàn, Pape Satàn, aleppe!'/ Thus Plutus with his clucking voice began/ And that benignant Sage, who all things knew,
Said to encourage me: “Let not thy fear/ Harm thee; for any power that he may have/ Shall not prevent thy going down this cliff
Then he turned round to that bloated lip/ And said: “Be silent, thou accursed wolf;

CCC 7 Text
Oh Damn, Oh Damn, Oh Damn, / Oh Damn, Oh Oh God, / Mac E Heten with his clucking voice began
Quiet Mac E, worried Jon Tary appealed/ Oh My, prevent me spiraling down this cliff/ Slut Up, Slut Up, Anchor drunkenly advised

Appropriated sources: “Mac E Heten”- Barberini Faun, Douris of Athena Red Figure Satyr, Curio shop “Horny Hillbilly”; Other images- Mr. Ed, Gustave Dore’s Francesca and Paolo; Midge Wood/ Carlotta Valdes self portrait from Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Abel Gance’s La Roue, Lynda Benglis’s "SMILE" and Artforum Ad.

Anagrams: Slut Up, Anchor, Coy Cuts (Bar-B-Cue)