Celebrity caricature
May 9, 2003 6:54 AM   Subscribe

Celebrity caricature : the public web-presence of a small, non-public exhibit at the Smithsonian. This is an exhibit created by staff for staff, housed in one small display case outside the Catalog Management office in the main SI library. Some great material, and a loving presentation.
posted by SealWyf (5 comments total)
Great little exhibit, SealWyf, thanks. I appreciate the folks at the Smithsonian giving us regular joes a chance to see this hidden gem.

I think my favorite piece is the page of charcoal caricatures of 1930s Hollywood actors by James Montgomery Flagg, the illustrator who created the iconic version of Uncle Sam. I love the loose, sketchy expressiveness.
posted by eyebeam at 8:58 AM on May 9, 2003

Thanks, SealWyf. Good to see Covarrubias well-represented. His influence on Hirschfeld, which the latter was always quick to point out, is largely unknown to the general public.
posted by soyjoy at 9:01 AM on May 9, 2003

A very nice public non-public link. Thanks. The idea of creating a caricature of The Marx Brothers , more or less living caricatures themselves, would indeed be daunting. Not long ago we had a tribute to Hirschfeld, of course, if people missed that.

Good to see Covarrubias well-represented.
Yes, you can never have too many guys named Miguel around the place.
posted by LeLiLo at 9:18 AM on May 9, 2003

Wonderful. I only wish there were more of them.
posted by MrBaliHai at 9:19 AM on May 9, 2003

Caricatures, that is...not Miguels.
posted by MrBaliHai at 9:20 AM on May 9, 2003

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