PHOTO: Herbert Mitgang



Friday, September 16, 2011

Levine at the Met

Here's a link to David Levine's Oldenberg, the caricature that's part of the show at the Met.  See if you agree with the New York Times review of the show, which states that Levine's image "does little to stir the pot."

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine

Well, it's about time!  Levine is featured in a show of satirical drawings at the Met.  FYI, a week after the show opens, an additional gallery will open at the Met containing overflow from from the main event and two more Levine caricatures will be on view.

September 13, 2011–March 4, 2012
Galleries for Drawings, Prints, and Photographs, 2nd floor

"David Levine: The Westport Years"

During the period in which David Levine summered in Westport, 1956-1977, he matured as a painter and blossomed into a world-renowned caricaturist who influenced cultural dialogue. This show features caricatures and paintings created during that period.
Opening Reception: Friday October 14 from 5-7 pm. Light refreshments.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Levine On Kissinger, Always Appropriate

In 1979, The New York Times asked David to contribute a caricature of Henry Kissinger to its op-ed page to accompany a piece by William Pfaff accusing Kissinger of war crimes.  David did Kissinger as the Illustrated Man, tattooed in evil. A recently released 1973 recording of Kissinger telling President Nixon that Soviets gassing Jews was a humanitarian, not an American, problem, reminds us of how accurate David always was.  Click on the title, above, to read Menachem Wecker's relevant reprise.