1988 Acrylic, silkscreen, spray enamel, and collage on paper
20 3/4 x 19 1/2 in.
Signed and dated “R Prince 88” lower right.
‘It was New Year’s Eve, and the house was brightly decorated with springs of holly and mistletoe. Only the clicking of Grandma’s knitting needles broke the silence. The children, Polly, eight, and Janice, six, were seated before the roaring fireplace leafing through a picture book. Then they rose and went over to Grandma’s rocker. Polly climbed up on the arm of the chair, and Janice snuggled into Grandma’s warm lap.
“Tell us a story, Grandma,” Janice pleaded.
“Oh,” said the old lady putting aside her knitting and wrapping her arms around the children, “what should I tell you?”
Little Polly’s voice came gently, “Tell us about the time you were a whore in Chicago.”’