The Seven Deadly Sins

Eli Levin's etchings for The Seven Deadly Sins, featuring lyrics from R & B songs (University of Wisconsin Press, 1966)


From the collection of Richard Sica




Pride

"I've got forty-seven miles of barbed wire / I use a cobra snake for a necktie..." —Bo Diddley





Avarice





Lust





Wrath





Envy





Despair





Gluttony



This one includes a poem by Diego Rivera:

During the time of our experiment
I discovered that I liked to eat
The legs and breasts of women,
For as in other animals,
These parts are delicacies.
I also savored young women's breaded ribs.
Best of all, however,
I relish women's brains in vinegar sauce.


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