Art: *Hard Lines

A roomful of crackling wartime caricatures — tures-Axis in Agony — went on the auc tion block in Manhattan this week to boost bond sales. The drawings were the work of topnotch Commercial Artist Boris Artzybasheff, who did them originally as Wickwire Spencer Steel Co. advertise ments. Most of Caricaturist Artzybasheff's 32 imaginative, humorous, smoothly competent wash drawings show the Axis coming out second best against U.S. industrial might. In Artzybasheff's fancy: ¶A crisscross pattern of steel wire becomes a cage for three hoary, gaping primates with the faces of Mussolini, Hitler and...

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