The Simplicity of Line and a British Clutter

Review of The Situation is Hopeless, by Ronald Searle. New York Times, March 8, 1981.

CARICATURISTS, as any caricaturist can tell you, live, work and die in a shantytown scarcely visible from that monumental Brasilia known as the world of art. Not even the young ones expect much from so lowly a calling. In the art histories no caricaturist is ever regarded as a major artist unless, like Daumier, he dusts himself off and does some paintings and sculpture. The few miserable souls in fine art classes who are interested in caricature pass around pictures by the artists they admire, quietly, as if in some Novosibirsk samizdat network…

New York Times