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early Philip Burke
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I think this was published in the prototype for VANITY FAIR.
 I met Philip Burke at the Unsloppy Copy Shop on Eighth Street in the Village back in the early eighties while we were both xeroxing caricatures for mailers. I was l already aware of his work. We were pretty inseparable for the next few few years until Philip left NYC for Buffalo. If memory serves, and it may not, all of the following work was done before 1982. These are from a file I've kept since then.
This is Bob Dylan from 1979. There seems to be a Mort Drucker influence here. This was published in the Village Voice the week I moved to NYC. Philip was basically the Voice house caricaturist at the time. George Delmerico was the art director.
Donald Trump (Village Voice)
Steven King (Village Voice)
largely forgotten NYC Pol. I've always loved the hands on this one. (Village Voice)
three more largely forgotten NYC pols. (Village Voice)
Alexander Haig (Village Voice)
CIA Director William Casey, Treasury Secretary Donald Regan, Secretary of State George Schultz, Attorney General Edwin Meese, President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan. (Village Voice)
Royal Wedding (for Patrick Flynn at the Progressive)
James G. Watt, Reagan's Secretary of the Interior
Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert in Ernst Lubitsch's Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (Village Voice)
The Clash (The New York Illustrated News, edited and published by Steve Brodner)
The Clash at Bonds (The New York Illustrated News)
Untitled Collage (The New York Illustrated News)
One of Philip's first published color pieces
Ted Kennedy. Philip gave me this copy when we first met at the Unsloppy Copy Shop. Don't bother to call or write there anymore, He moved a long time ago.
General Haig and Cardinal (The Progressive)
Caspar Weinberger (Vanity Fair)
We used to go to restaurants and draw the patrons a lot. This is one those. I have a pile of these in storage. Apart from this being very expressive drawing, I always liked the two lines that cross on the woman's face forming her mouth.
John Lennon (Village Voice)
Ed Koch (Village Voice)
The Rolling Stones (The Daily News) This was from a series published in the centerfold of the comics section. Each week a different rock star and a different illustrator.
This is my favorite Burke painting of all time. (Vanity Fair)
Ralph Steadman
Me in the early eighties. I have a pile of drawings Philip did of me from back then.
a couple of self-portraits


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