"In every child who is born, under no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again: and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility towards human life; towards the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of error, and of God."--James Agee and Walker Evans, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, 1960. From the series Great Ideas.
1974 Wilburn Bonnell III Born: Shelbyville, Illinois 1948 screenprint on aluminum 60 x 30 in. (152.5 x 76.3 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.34 Not currently on view