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Print - "Your UKIP membership card? I chucked it behind the fridge!"
  • "Your UKIP membership card? I chucked it behind the fridge!"
    Richler, Martha Marf
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"Your UKIP membership card? I chucked it behind the fridge!"

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2004 (made)
    22/07/2004 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Richler, Martha Marf (artist)
    The Evening Standard (commissioned and published)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.383-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case I, shelf 139, box II

This cartoon appeared in the Evening Standard on 22 July 2004, and is artist Marf's take on the current news story. As she describes it: 'A member of the crackpot UKIP party declares in his role of Member of the European Parliament that women should spend more time “cleaning behind the fridge” and serving their husbands – a comment that makes UKIP the laughing stock of the nation.'

'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.'

Physical description

This is a print of a black and white line drawn cartoon. A woman sits in an armchair with a glass of wine. She is smoking a cigarette and reading a book. A cat is curled up on the chair with her. Her husband is standing with his hands on his hips. From the caption he has evidently just asked where his UKIP membership card is.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

2004 (made)
22/07/2004 (printed and published)

Artist/maker

Richler, Martha Marf (artist)
The Evening Standard (commissioned and published)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Thursday 22 July.
Top left, reproduced writing

"Your UKIP membership card? I chucked it behind the fridge!"
Across bottom; title to piece, reproduced writing

MARF
Artist signature bottom right of image, reproduced

5 [in circle]
Written in black biro, top right

[scan: / 40mm x 54mm
Bottom right, reproduced writing

[3-line / caption; / please / follow my / line-breaks - / thx ]
Bottom left, 'thx] cut off at bottom in copying, reproduced writing

Dimensions

Height: 42 cm, Width: 29.6 cm

Object history note

Donated by the artist.

Descriptive line

Reproduction of a cartoon, "Your UKIP membership card? I chucked it behind the fridge!" by 'Marf' (Martha Richler), published in The Evening Standard, 22nd July 2004; London.

Production Note

Attribution note: reproduction taken by artist of original drawing

Materials

Pen and ink; Paper

Techniques

Drawn

Subjects depicted

Armchair; Spectacles; Book; Glass; Earrings; Cat; Blouse; Trousers; Man; Stiletto; Skirt; Picture; Cigarette; Tie (neck); Pullover; Shirt; Woman

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons

Production Type

Copy

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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