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Illustrator David Levine Dead at 83

David Levine, a painter and illustrator who drew caricatures of intellectuals, athletes, politicians and others for THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS for nearly half a century, has died, according to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

David Levine, a painter and illustrator who drew caricatures of intellectuals, athletes, politicians and others for THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS for nearly half a century, has died, according to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

The 83 year old rarely drew flattering representations of his subjects and his work became a trademark of the publication.

Hi most notorious images were of President Lyndon B. Johnson pulling up his shirt to reveal that the scar from his gallbladder operation was in the same shape of the boundaries of Vietnam, and of Henry Kissinger having sex on the couch with a female body whose head was in the shape of a globe, depicting, Mr. Levine explained later, what Mr. Kissinger had done to the world, THE NEW YORK TIMES added.

His favorite subject though was Richard Nixon, who he depicted as the Godfather, Captain Queeg and a fetus.

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