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Print - "I feel so warm and fuzzy I don't even mind George Bush coming!"
  • "I feel so warm and fuzzy I don't even mind George Bush coming!"
    Richler, Martha Marf
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"I feel so warm and fuzzy I don't even mind George Bush coming!"

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2003 (made)
    17/11/2003 (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.387-2007

  • Gallery location:

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

This cartoon appeared in the Evening Standard on 17 November 2003, and is artist Marf's take on the current news story. As she describes it: 'Last night’s British premiere of Richard Curtis’s new “feelgood” movie, “Love Actually”, starring Hugh Grant, offers a welcome respite from gloomy weather and politics. Ironically, in Hugh Grant’s romantic role as British Prime Minister, he stands up to the arrogant American president in one of the movie’s liveliest scenes. In reality, President Bush is due to arrive in London for a State visit and he and Blair appear to be closer than ever, despite public disapproval over Iraq on both sides of the Atlantic.'

'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. The scene shows the exterior of the Odeon cinema where the world premiere of the film Love Actually has just finished. Outside are a number of couples, dressed in suits and party dresses, who are leaving the cinema looking happy or standing in warm embraces.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

2003 (made)
17/11/2003 (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

EVENING STANDARD 17 NOVEMBER 2003
Top left, printed

"I feel so warm and fuzzy I don't even mind George Bush coming!"
Across bottom; title to piece, printed

MARF
Artist signature bottom left of image, reproduced

love / actually / THE ULTIMATE / ROMANTIC COMEDY
Advertisement, part of image

30
Written in biro, top right

love / actually / WORLD PREMIERE
Notice, part of image

ODEON
Vertically, sign, part of image

ODEON
Sign, part of image

original purchased by / [inscribed with name of owner]. / cartoon co-incided with / historic visit to London / by George W. Bush, / November 2003.
Written in pencil on reverse

ORIGINAL PRINT / [copyright symbol] 2003 / MARF
Written in pencil on reverse

Dimensions

Height: 21 cm, Width: 29.6 cm, Height: 13.7 cm image size, Width: 18 cm image size

Object history note

Donated by the artist.

Descriptive line

Reproduction of a cartoon, "I feel so warm and fuzzy I don't even mind George Bush coming!" by 'Marf' (Martha Richler), published in The Evening Standard, 17th November 2003; London.

Production Note

Attribution note: reproduction by artist of original drawing

Materials

Pen and ink; Paper

Techniques

Drawn

Subjects depicted

Women; Men; Cinema; Trees; Coats; Suits; Dresses; Scarves; Handbag; Hearts; Ribbons; Buildings

Categories

Prints; Caricatures & Cartoons

Production Type

Copy

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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