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Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine

September 13, 2011–March 4, 2012

Politics

Politics is the focus of the exhibition's third section, featuring prints produced in response to the American and French revolutions, to Napoleon's conquest of Europe, and to French, Mexican, and American politics of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including the American Civil War. Rare anonymous satires produced in France when censorship eased in the 1790s are on view, accompanied by famous designs by Gillray and Daumier. Striking designs by such unexpected caricaturists as the French romantic painter Eugène Delacroix are also included.