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Satire of Healthcare: Streptomagma…

Object Number: 
2000.822
Date: 
1958
Medium: 
Black ink, gray wash, and orange and green pastel on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 1/2 x 10 in. ( 31.8 x 25.4 cm )
Marks: 
black ink: upper right: "Wyeth/ Sept/ 58" black ink: upper right, left of previous: "Cover/ 8 1/2 x 11/ 2 colors/ black/ orange/ black/ green./ degradé" black ink: upper right, below previous: "STREPTOMAGMA/ noir et/ orange/ AMEBAMAGMA/ noir et vert ol
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at upper right in black ink: "Wyeth / Sept / 58"; "Cover. / 8 1/2 x 11 / 2 colors / black / orange / black / green. / degradé"; to right: "STREPTOMAGMA / noir et / orange / AMEBAMAGMA / noir et vert olive"; at center: "detailing card / 5 x 8"
Description: 
Cartoon: satire of healthcare and the body's immune system fighting disease. Images of men fighting germs and repairing body parts with central rectangular window containing a detail of three men repairing a leaking vein or artery. Two additional pages of notes on yellow legal paper (b, c).
Gallery Label: 
Oscar Fabres (1894-1959) was a Chilean artist and illustrator who lived in New York.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Oscar Fabres through the estate of Francine Salmon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group