Philip Guston's Poor Richard
In 1971, the artist Philip Guston (1913-1980) created this series of caricatures of Richard Nixon, now available for the first time in book form. Produced two years before Watergate and three years before Nixon's resignation, these provocative, searing condemnations of a corrupt head of state are both a remarkable, prescient political satire and an aesthetic landmark-one o...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published 2001)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
(showing 1-8 of 8)
Jul 06, 2011 Paul Secor rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
For much of his career, Philip Guston was known as an abstract artist. Later, he began to include cartoon-like figures and objects in his works. In 1971, he did a series of drawings of Richard Nixon and company (Agnew, Kissinger, & Mitchell). The entire series of drawings is included in this book. Guston captures Nixon and his cohorts perfectly and nails them to the wall.