"Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this

  • Egbert Jacobson, Adrian Lozano, "Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this , 1955, plastic laminated onto translucent plexiglass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Container Corporation of America, 1984.124.127

Title
"Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never have rest from their evils."--Plato, The Republic, 4th century B.C. From the series Great Ideas of Western Man.
Artists
Date
1955
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
24 3/4 x 18 3/8 in. (62.9 x 46.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Container Corporation of America

Mediums
Mediums Description
plastic laminated onto translucent plexiglass
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure – fragment – face
Object Number
1984.124.127
Palette
Linked Open Data
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