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George Booth (American, b. 1926) collage on paper with gouache or correction fluid, pen and ink. Original comic illustration for The New Yorker Magazine, October 3, 1988, captioned "Let's Swap Some Cats Today". Depicts elderly neighbor ladies with an overflow of cats chatting from their porches, while an elderly man glowers out at the viewer. Signed "Booth" lower right. Stamped label verso, "The New Yorker Editorial Department", with a copy of the cartoon clipped from the magazine taped to the back. Ivory mat and whitewashed wood frame. 10 1/2" x 8 3/4" sight, 16 1/2" x 13 1/2" framed. Biography (courtesy Askart: The Artists' Bluebook): George Booth started drawing as a youngster, encouraged by his mother who was a comic artist, and was exposed to the world of public media when he worked as a type setter at the local newspaper. Booth served in the U.S. Marines where he did cartoons for The Leatherneck Magazine. After this service, he studied at the Chicago Academy of Art, Corcoran School of Art and School of the Visual Arts in New York City. In 1960 he became a contributing artist for the The New Yorker. He also served as Art Director of some trade magazines, illustrated children's books, and drew cartoons for the New York Times. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Light toning, especially around matte edges.