The Menaced Assassin
|The Menaced Assassin|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||150.4 cm × 195.2 cm (59.2 in × 76.9 in)|
|Location||Museum of Modern Art, New York City|
The main subject of the painting, a blood-smeared nude woman, is seen lying on a couch. The assassin of the painting's title, a well-dressed man, stands ready to leave, his coat and hat on a chair next to his bag. He is however delayed by the sound of music, and in an unhurriedly relaxed manner, listens to a gramophone. In the meantime, two men armed with club and net wait in the foyer to ensnare him, as three more men also watch from over the balcony.