"We should be safe down here for four more years!"

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Acquired in 2007 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Richler, Martha (Marf)
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
PDP
credit
Given by the artist
date_end
2005-12-31
date_start
2005-01-01
date_text
2005 (made) 21/01/2005 (printed and published)
descriptive_line
Cartoon, "We should be safe down here for four more years!" by 'Marf' (Martha Richler), published in The Evening Standard, 21 January 2005; London.
dimensions
Height: 42 cm, Width: 29.6 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Donated by the artist.
id
105044
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T02:39:16.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T02:39:16.000Z
latitude
51.506321
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case I, shelf 139, box II
longitude
-0.12714
marks
FRIDAY 21st JANUARY * OPTION A "We should be safe / down here for / four more years!" MARF [Please follow / my line-breaks / for 3-line / caption - / thanks!] [scan: / 40 X 54 / mm] 14 [in circle] BUSH / SECOND / TERM Biscuits [arrow pointing up] / tuna
materials
paper, pen and ink
materials_techniques
Pen and ink on paper
museum_number
E.367-2007
museum_number_token
e3672007
object_number
O134462
object_type
Drawing
on_display
1
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original_price
physical_description
Black and white line drawn cartoon showing the interior of a cellar or basement. A harrassed looking woman, wearing spotted blouse and black skirt, is coming down the stairs holding a newspaper with the headline 'Bush second term'. A man, wearing shirt, pullover and pin-striped trousers, is already in the basement holding a mug of tea and looking quite cheerful surrounded by boxes of biscuits, tins of tuna and bottles of drink. Some lines have been blocked out with liquid paper, and faint underdrawing can be seen.
place
London
primary_image_id
production_note
Attribution note: for publication in newspaper Reason For Production: Commission
production_type
Unique
public_access_description
This cartoon appeared in the Evening Standard on 21 January 2005, and is artist Marf's take on the current news story. As she describes it: 'Having won the US election against Democratic candidate Bob Kerry in November, President George W. Bush is sworn in for a second term, a depressing thought for a great many Britons and Americans.' 'Marf' drew daily topical cartoons for the Evening Standard between March 2002 and August 2005, moving to the Londoner's Diary page in August 2003. The drawings cover key political and social issues of the period, providing a vivid and often hilarious response to the main news of the day. The Evening Standard is London's only evening newspaper, publishing up to five editions a day. In Marf's own words: 'The cartoonist needs to keep up with the rapid pace of event.'
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rights
2
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site_code
VA
slug
we-should-be-safe-down-drawing-richler-martha-marf
sys_updated
2013-08-25T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
drawn
title
"We should be safe down here for four more years!"
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2005
year_start
2005