This painting is called "Builders #1" and it is the work of the famous American painter, Jacob Lawrence. Given the great assortment of tools on the builder's shelf, I've long thought that this painting would make a perfect cover for a book on the later Wittgenstein's philosophy. After all, language is, according to the later Wittgenstein, not just a tool but rather a wide assortment thereof.

The work below, in both a large and small version, is a collage by Eduardo Paolozzi entitled, Wittgenstein at the Cinema admires Betty Grable.

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Last modified September 9, 2011
JAH, Professor
Dept. of Philosophy