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Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine

September 13, 2011–March 4, 2012

Notable People

The exhibition ends with a group of caricatures of notable people from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century. Contemporary images in the exhibition include Al Hirschfeld's Americans in Paris from 1951, depicting a lively crowd at the Café de la Paix that includes the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, the boxer Sugar Ray Robinson, Alice B. Toklas, Ernest Hemingway, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Hirschfeld himself with his wife, the actress Dolly Haas, in sunglasses, and their young daughter Nina.

The most recent piece in the exhibition is Enrique Chagoya's The Headache, A Print after George Cruikshank from 2010, in which Chagoya adapted a nineteenth-century print by Cruikshank called The Head Ache to include President Obama's face as a statement about the country's recent debates on health care.