Oliphant's Anthem: Pat Oliphant at the Library of Congress

All cartoons and drawings copyright by Pat Oliphant. Cartoons created after 1980 appear courtesy of Universal Press Syndicate. All drawings in the exhibition are the gift of the Susan Conway Gallery in honor of the artist and are in the collections of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, unless otherwise noted. Library of Congress reproduction numbers are indicated by "LC-USZ".

  • The Massed Congressional Choir, 1998. Watercolor, acrylic, ink and graphite on artist board. Swann Fund Purchase. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • The Library of Congress, 1998. Watercolor, acrylic, ink and pencil on artist board. Swann Fund Purchase. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
  • "They won't get us to the conference table . . . will they?" February 1, 1966. Ink over pencil with paste-ons on duoshade paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (1) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • ‘ . . . But first, let's hear your position on the Alaska pipeline and independent gas distributors!' June 5, 1973. Ink over pencil with paste-ons on duoshade paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (2) LC-USZ-62-120039
  • ‘Politics is hell, Bebe!' August 29, 1973. Ink over pencil with paste-on on duoshade paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (3) LC-USZ-62-120047
  • ‘Amateur!' June 9, 1974. Ink over pencil with paste-on on duoshade paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (4) LC-USZ-62-120048
  • ‘First of all . . . Merry Christmas!' October 27, 1974. Ink over pencil with paste-on on duoshade paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (5) LC-USZ-62-120070
  • ‘May I please have your undivided attention . . ?' November 13, 1974. Ink and white out over pencil with paste-on on duoshade paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (6) LC-USZ-62-120049
  • ‘If this is the only safe thing we can do to get back on the front pages, then I say let's do it!' December 12, 1979. Ink over pencil on duoshade paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (7) LC-USZ-62-120069
  • ‘Whatever you say, Imam! I guess you know what you're doing . . . . ' April 24, 1980. Ink and white out over pencil on duoshade paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (8) LC-USZ-62-120069
  • ‘Everything is under control— go back to your designated shanties and slums!' June 20, 1980. Ink and brush over pencil on duoshade paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (9) LC-USZ-62-120068
  • ‘Hold steady, men—our show of unity seems to have them bamboozled.' December 17, 1980. Ink, brush, and white out over pencil on duoshade paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (10) LC-USZ-62-120052
  • ‘Sí, Presidente Duarte, you can tell them in Washington that El Salvador continues to move steadily towards democracy. ' September 24, 1981. Ink over pencil on duoshade paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (11) LC-USZ-62-120079
  • ‘Sandra O'Connor, how plead you to the heinous charge of secular womanism?' September 10, 1981. Ink over pencil on duoshade paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (12) LC-USZ-62-120050
  • Alliance for some sort of progress. February 26, 1982. Ink and white out over pencil on layered paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (13) LC-USZ-62-120055
  • Watchdog. December 21, 1982. Ink over pencil on layered paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (14) LC-USZ-62-120062
  • [U.S. Embassy–Business as usual]. April 20, 1983. Ink over pencil on layered paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (15) LC-USZ-62-120045
  • There he goes again. February 8, 1984. Ink over pencil on layered paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (16) LC-USZ-62-120063
  • Let a thousand flowers bloom. March 25, 1986. Ink and white out over pencil on layered paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (17) LC-USZ-62-120043
  • [Watch my lips—I'm gonna be the environment president!]. December 7, 1988. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (18) LC-USZ-62-120044
  • [Destitute S&L please help]. January 13, 1989. Ink and white out on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (19) LC-USZ-62-120041
  • Remember Tiananmen Square. June 5, 1989. Ink, brush, and white out over pencil on layered paper board. (20) LC-USZ-62-120042
  • ‘Hold it . . . wait for me!'' August 23, 1989. Ink, brush and white out over pencil on layered paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (21) LC-USZ-62-120053
  • Tis the season to be jolly, my good man! We won—did you know that? Capitalism is triumphant. Communism lies in ruins. Our system prevails! We won! Smile! December 8, 1989. Ink and white out over pencil on layered paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (22) LC-USZ-62-120040
  • [Fidel Castro building a sand castle]. January 10, 1990. Ink and white out over pencil on layered paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (23) LC-USZ-62-120031
  • ‘How cozy it is on these cold winter evenings, to snuggle down in front of TV and watch the war.' January 22, 1991. IInk and white out over pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (24) LC-USZ-62-120036
  • ‘Oo! Is it too late to go back to sanctions?' February 14, 1991. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (25) LC-USZ-62-120033
  • [Jesse Helms attacks cultural funding]. March 6, 1992. Ink and white out over pencil on layered paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (26) LC-USZ-62-120030
  • The Democratic Field at this time. March 19, 1992. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (27) LC-USZ-62-120029
  • [Free at last!]. April 30, 1992. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (28) LC-USZ-62-120034
  • [Howdy! I'm Ross Perot and I'm running for president.] June 1, 1992. Ink and white out over pencil on layered paper board. Swann Fund Purchase. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (29) LC-USZ-62-120032
  • 'Either all our chickens came home to roost, or this is the Arkansas transition team.' November 6, 1992. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (30) LC-USZ-62-120065
  • It's reveille in America! February 18, 1993. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Swann Fund Purchase. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (31) LC-USZ-62-119294, LC-USZC4-5591
  • Nine lives and counting . . . March 25, 1993. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (32) LC-USZ-62-120046
  • ‘Thank you for not interfering.' April 15, 1993. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (33) LC-USZ-62-120054
  • ‘[I won't ask! Don't ask! I mustn't ask! Don't ask! I can't ask! Don't ask! So don't ask! Don't ask!]' July 10, 1993. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (34) LC-USZ-62-120037
  • "[Rabin, Arafat, and dove of peace]" September 14, 1993. Ink over pencil with paste-ons on duoshade paper. Swann Fund Purchase. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (35) LC-USZ-62-120067
  • ‘Now, tell the jury what you did with the knife, Mrs. Bobbitt . . . ' January 12, 1994. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (37) LC-USZ-62-120074
  • [Richard Nixon victory salute] April 23, 1994. Ink and white out over pencil on layered paper. Swann Fund Purchase. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (38) LC-USZ-62-120072
  • RMN. Lest we forget. April 28, 1994. Ink and white out over pencil on layered paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (39) LC-USZ-62-120073
  • [Sit down, whoy don't you? If you'll sit down, then oi'll sit down, then we'll be all sittin' down] September 2, 1994. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (40) LC-USZ-62-120071
  • I've got an idea for ‘96 I go back, I beg forgiveness, play the whole redemption bit, the reformed underdog back from hell, I get re-elected, we take over . . . ' September 17, 1994. Ink and white out on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (41) LC-USZ-62-120060
  • Off to the Revolution. January 6, 1995. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Swann Fund Purchase. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (42) LC-USZ-62-120058
  • ‘You may be the commanding general of Post 17 of the Grand Patriot Militia, but in this outfit you're the private who takes the garbage to the dump!' April 28, 1995. Ink and tonal film overlay on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (43) LC-USZ-62-120076
  • ‘I was about to say that if ol' J. Edgar was still running things, we wouldn't be having this big image problem . . . but let it pass.' May 11, 1995. Ink and white out over pencil on layered paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (44) LC-USZ-62-120038
  • "‘It's no good–I am who I am!'" February 22, 1996. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Swann Fund Purchase. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (45) LC-USZ-62-120059
  • [Powell]. November 13, 1974. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (46) LC-USZ-62-120066
  • ['I want to build a bridge!' said one]. October 21, 1996. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (47) LC-USZ-62-120056
  • [Dole and Clinton: the pot calling the kettle black]. October 30, 1996. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (48) LC-USZ-62-120077
  • The Flimflam Man [Bill Clinton], 1996. Charcoal on paper. Swann Fund Purchase. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (49)
  • [Mir Missionkontrol]. August 20, 1997. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (50) LC-USZ-62-120035
  • [Hear the amazing Al Gore explanation machine]. August 28, 1997. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Swann Fund Purchase. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (51) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • Influence. September 19, 1997. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Swann Fund Purchase. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (52) LC-USZ-62-120075
  • [Budget Shell Game]. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Swann Fund Purchase. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (53) LC-USZ-62-120061
  • Four More Years of Whomever [Clinton], 1996. Sketchbook. Pencil on paper. Swann Fund Purchase. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (54) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • [Joe Camel], 1997. Sketchbook. Pencil on paper. Swann Fund Purchase. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (55) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • Let the Peace Talks Begin, 1993. Sketchbook. Pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (56) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • Make My Day, Saddam, 1996. Sketchbook. Pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (57) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • Off to the Revolution, 1994. Sketchbook. Pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (58) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • Where the Elephants Went to Die, 1996. Sketchbook. Pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (59) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • [Buchanan and his Advisors], 1996. Sketchbook. Pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (60) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • [Clinton the Bobby and Kuwait], 1996. Sketchbook. Pencil on paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (61) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • A Small Bureaucracy, 1983–1985. Mixed media sculpture, Collection of the artist, Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (62) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • Anthem, 1997. Oil on canvas, Courtesy of The Louis P. Atkin Family Collection of Works by Oliphant. (63) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • Los Hermanos Penitentes, 1994. Monotype, Collection of the artist, Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (64) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • Military Dance, 1986. Bronze, Collection of the artist, Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (65) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • Patrick Moynihan—A Senator, 1991. Bronze, Collection of the artist, Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (66) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • The Ancient One, 1994. Monotype, Collection of the artist, Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (67) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • The Fixer (Clark Clifford), 1991. Bronze, Collection of the artist, Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (68) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • Tip O'Neill, 1985. Bronze, Collection of the artist, Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (69) LC-USZ-62-120078
  • Socks Goes to Washington, 11/30/92. Ink and white out over pencil on layered paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S1)
  • Here I am, a simple cat from Arkansas, thrust up close to all the big questions that face America in our time., 2/19/93. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S2)
  • Pardon me, Ma'am--I'm here on behalf of President Bill to explain certain aspects of his proposed program ...May I come in?, 3/3/93. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S3)
  • Tough news, Socks--your boss is withdrawing your nomination to serve as First Cat., 6/3/93. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S4)
  • Sluuuuuurrrrrrp, 11/19/93. Ink and white out over pencil on layered paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S5)
  • Oh, no!--I'm subpoenaed by that Mr. Fiske concerning the Madison S&L mess! 3/10/94. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S6)
  • Did you see that on the TV news? I'm so mad I could spit!!, 4/22/94. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S7)
  • It's close to Halloween-- say somethin' scary., 10/20/94. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S8)
  • Look at that, Socks--they've closed down the government!, 11/15/95. Ink over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S9)
  • [Hillary Clinton as Lady MacBeth], 1/29/96. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S10)
  • What? No, I did not write 'Primary Colors'!, 2/1/96. Ink over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S11)
  • Hidden amongst all those FBI files is the name of the one person they wanted to get somehting on..., 6/20/96. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S12)
  • Socks, why is the President looking so glum?, 8/19/96. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S13)
  • Well, Socks, how does it feel to be re-elected First Cat?, 11/7/96. Ink and white out over pencil. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S14)
  • Ok, Socks, let's do one final Clinton assets check...ready? 10/28/96. Ink over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S15)
  • Have you slept in the Lincoln bed yet, Socks?, 3/3/97. Ink and white out over pencil on paper. Courtesy of Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, D.C. (S16)

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