Friday, April 4, 2008

NY CARICATURES: Joan Rivers by Dale Gladstone

There's a little story with this caricature. I was asked to do this in the late 80s by someone in the business of doing celebrity impersonations for parties. Too bad I had not yet learned to collect deposits before beginning a project. When the performer's agent learned I would only license this art instead of selling it for the price he wanted to pay, he cancelled the order after the art was done. I didn't get paid, but they didn't get the art. I did end up with a portfolio piece that still holds up pretty well. It's not as if Joan Rivers & her surgeon's will allow her appearance to change anytime soon.

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