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Exhibition Drawn to Purpose

Roz Chast (b. 1954). Mixed Marriage. Takes Two to Tango, 2008. Published in The New Yorker, October 13, 2008. Ink and watercolor. Purchase, 2010. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (028.00.00)
LC-DIG-ppmsca-31865. Copyright © 2008 Roz Chast, used by permission of The Wylie Agency LLC. Roz Chast/The New Yorker Collection/The Cartoon Bank

Devil in the Details

One of the leading cartoonists for the New Yorker, Roz Chast has published more than one thousand cartoons in the magazine since 1978. She uses the trope of wives and husbands misunderstanding one another in her irregular series Mixed Marriage. While she claims to be apolitical in her work, an undertone of political and social satire can be detected in some of her cartoons.