ORIGINAL CARTOON DEPICTING F.A. HAYEK, MILTON FRIEDMAN, KEITH JOSEPH AND MARGARET THATCHER, EARLY 1980S
pen, ink and gouache, correction to drawing laid down with adhesive, mounted with protective cover with "New Statesman" in pencil
Peter Bonnici produced cartoons for the New Statesman during the 1980s.
Keith Joseph was a British politician and advisor to Margaret Thatcher. He worked with Thatcher to found the free-market think-tank Centre for Policy Studies and eventually supported Milton Friedman's theory of monetarism. After the 1979 election Thatcher named Joseph as her Secretary of State for Industry, and later for Education and Science.
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Corrections in gouache, minor markings to cartoon, mount scuffed with some small tears, discolouration and soft corners
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