Alonso G. Smith

Tete-A-Tete

Tete-A-Tete
1945, oil/canvas, 20" x 24"


An amorous rendezvous between two swingers is censored by ill winds blowing from outside, fluttering the curtains and precipitating a confrontation - in the form of a hot game of pool on a billiard bed. The playful yet contentious game heatens, the swingers exchange heads for billiard balls, and billiard cues for thermometers to monitor the rising temperature. The traffic signal says "Go" and the welcoming gold star mat awaits both for outstanding performances.


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