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The Laureates of the Lewd

Title
John Updike, Gore Vidal and Philip Roth
Artist
Edward Sorel, born 1929
Sitter
John Hoyer Updike, 18 Mar 1932 - 27 Jan 2009
Gore Vidal, 3 Oct 1925 - 31 Jul 2012
Philip Roth, 19 Mar 1933 - 22 May 2018
Date
1993
Type
Drawing
Medium
Pastel on paper
Dimensions
Image/Sheet: 63.5cm x 47.7cm (25" x 18 3/4")
Mount: 66.6cm x 50.2cm (26 1/4" x 19 3/4")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
© Edward Sorel
Object number
NPG.94.79
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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