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'Capote' Puts the Wraps on a Local Artwork
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Title'Capote' Puts the Wraps on a Local Artwork
AbstractThis column of Mike Hendricks features a portrait of Jesus Christ done by Perry Smith while in Lansing Prison and before the Clutter Family murders, later portrayed in Truman Capote's book In Cold Blood. The charcoal portrait done on a prison bed sheet was given by Smith to then prison chaplain James Post. It resided for many years in a RLDS Platte Woods congregation that Post attended. It later ended up in the pastor's office at the Highlands Community of Christ church. Recently it was taken to the headquarters of the Community of Christ in Independence. The recent movie Capote has drawn attention to it. Article includes picture of the drawing.
NotesTruman Capote in his book In Cold Blood describes the drawing as "a slick and pretty Saviour, with...full lips and grieving eyes."
DateMarch 10, 2006
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationVertical File: Churches--Independence--Community of Christ
PageB1:1
Local SubjectClutter Family
Smith, Perry
Portraits
Capote, Truman
Community of Christ Church
Prisons
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID215546
CONTENTdm number29345
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