Aces & Eights

Medium: Acrylic paints and colored pencils on gessoed board
Size: 17x12
Year 1994

The dead man's hand is a two-pair poker hand, namely "aces and eights". The hand gets its name from the legend of it having been the five-card-draw hand held by Wild Bill Hickok at the time of his murder (August 2, 1876).

Signed lower right "drew"

© Copyright drew Struzan 1994