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Wealth is Shared - No One Charges, No One Pays
© Chad McCail

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Wealth is Shared - No One Charges, No One Pays 2000

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
This is the central image of a triptych. The painting can be read as a storyboard, starting at the top left. It shows the stick figures of a man and woman who become friends and have sex. They return to work and the man wants to have sex again, but the woman doesn't. The man goes to bed alone and dreams of how a snake poisons relationships between men and women, leading him to understand that men can neither own nor control women. He wakes up and makes friends with the woman.

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An artwork consisting of three components. It may refer specifically to a work with wings that fold over the central image; this is a common form for altarpieces.



  • Acc. No. GMA 4340 B
  • Medium Triptych, gouache on paper
  • Size 76.20 x 152.40 cm (paper 86.36 x 162.56 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 2000