1965, etching & aquatint on paper
17.375 x 22 inches
In a more serious vein than the candid impressions from the floor of the 1968 Democratic Convention as seen in �On the Convention Floor� (Prescott #51) is this telling portrayal of Richard Daley, Mayor of Chicago. Levine has caught him giving his now-famous gesture - running one finger across the throat. It was a sign to the people who ran the convention to turn off the microphone on the podium while Senator Abe Ribicoff was making a speech in which he objected to the way that the protesters, who had converged on the city, were abused by the city police.