Cartoon

Caricature of Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau wearing a blue Superman suit with a red S on his chest. In his left hand, he holds 2 Olympic and Expo 67 flags, and in his right hand, he receives money from four men in suits and ties, two of whom are holding money bags. Printed in a periodical. Text is inscribed to the right and left of the central figure.

  • Accession Number 2022.29.09
  • Artiste / Auteur Van Woerkom, Fons
  • Medium and Support ink, paper
  • Measurements 24,7 x 26,4 cm
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Historical context

This caricature by artist Alphonse van Woerkom was published in a periodical in the 1970s. It depicts Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau wearing a Superman costume and holding two Olympic and Expo 67 flags in his left hand. Alphonse van Woerkom, born in Holland in 1943, moved to the United States in the 1970s. There, he worked as a political cartoonist for newspapers in the Netherlands and North America, including the New York Times and the Toro...

  • Accession Number 2022.29.09
  • Artiste / Auteur Van Woerkom, Fons
  • Medium and Support ink, paper
  • Measurements 24,7 x 26,4 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection, donation by Shawn Rosengarten,2022.029.009

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