Figures from the media: caricatures by Barry Fantoni, 1960s-1970s
17 Portraits in set
This group of caricatures, a recent acquisition, represents popular comedians and broadcasters of the 1960s and 70s, collectively known as the 'Media Mob'. It also includes politicians and businessmen who, like the entertainers, were becoming 'media personalities'. Made for publications including the Listener, Radio Times, Sunday Times and Cosmopolitan magazine, these caricatures provide a fascinating insight into the importance of illustration during this period in creating and popularising these media 'personalities'.
by Barry Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1960s-1970s