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Political Wits, 100 Years Apart Daumier and Oliphant at the Phillips

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Homage to Daumier, 2000 © Courtesy of the artist & The Phillips Collection
Political Wits, 100 Years Apart Daumier and Oliphant at the Phillips

1600 21st St., NW
Washington , DC 20009
September 6th, 2012 - January 31st, 2013

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.phillipscollection.org/
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
director@phillipscollection.org
PHONE:  
202-387-2151
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, with extended evening hours on Thursdays until 8:30 pm, and on Sundays from 11 am to 6 pm
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cartoons

DESCRIPTION

Art thumbs its nose at politics in this election-inspired gallery, featuring works by Honoré Daumier (French, 1808–79) and Patrick Oliphant (Australian, b. 1935) from the museum’s permanent collection. A master of caricature and satire, Daumier so lampooned King Louis-Philippe that the artist was charged with sedition and imprisoned for six months in 1832. Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Oliphant—whose work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery and the Library of Congress and published in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Washington Post—had a deep and longstanding admiration of Daumier’s work. During a retrospective at the Phillips in 2000, Oliphant produced a lithograph inspired by the exhibition and proclaimed in his Washington Post review of the show, “Monsieur Daumier, you certainly are a humbler.”