Guston Presidents Cartoons Questions?
In a number of Philip Guston’s more than 100 cartoon-style drawings of Richard Nixon, which are currently on view at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in New York City, the former President’s nose and jowls are transformed into a cock and balls (or scrotum). We recognize the long-standing association of the nose and the penis, and can understand that Guston, in his sixties, was making his way back from Abstract Expressionism toward the cartooning of his adolescence. He was exaggerating the […]
Categories: ZiLL • Tags: anti-Semitism, cartoons, Cyrano de Bergerac, drawing, Jews, John F. Kennedy, Ku Klux Klan, McCarthyism, noses, Philip Guston, Philip Roth, Presidential campaigns, Richard Nixon, United Nations