Graphics: Nameless Evil

Manhattan's Whitney Museum occasionally displays a Dickensian sense of satire. It picked Ladies' Day last week to unveil as its third attraction, as unsettling a set of drawings as any museum has shown in years. The 30 drawings were the handiwork of Iowa's mordant Mauricio Lasansky, 52, Argentine emigré printmaker and head of one of the nation's best-known graphics workshops in Iowa City. His topic: the excesses of bestiality displayed in German extermination camps of World War II. The impact of the drawings is so devastating that the Chicago Institute of Art declined to show them altogether, although they have...

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