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David Levine Author Mug

  • $18.17

Caricatures by world-renowned artist David Levine enriched and enlivened the pages of The New York Review of Books for almost five decades. Thirty-three of Levine’s most arresting and iconic caricatures of authors decorate this heirloom quality bone china mug, including the artist’s self-portrait. Each time you pick up one of these mugs, you’ll find more to look at in the wonderfully detailed illustrations which express the wit, commentary, and virtuoso technique for which Levine’s caricatures received worldwide acclaim.

Authors depicted are:

Zora Neale Hurston, William Shakespeare, James Joyce, Beatrix Potter, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Vladimir Nabokov, William Faulkner, James Baldwin, Emily Dickinson, Oscar Wilde, Colette, Anton Chekhov, Virginia Woolf, Voltaire, Rachel Carson, Samuel Beckett, Herman Melville, Langston Hughes, Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote, Jane Austen, W. E. B. DuBois, M. F. K. Fisher, Victor Hugo, Gertrude Stein,  Alice B. Toklas, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, Marcel Proust, Dante, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Lewis Carroll.

Made in Scotland, in a factory on Loch Lomond, by a family business run by a grandmother, her daughter, and granddaughter. Yes, we love these mugs so much we went to the considerable trouble of importing them from the U.K. The company tells us, “Each mug is printed and decorated in the UK by our cheery, hardworking, skilled, and experienced staff.”

The company has produced bespoke bone china mugs for Orla Kiely, Paul Smith, Lulu Guinness, Vivienne Westwood, The Tate, The National Galleries, The National Trust, and many schools, churches, galleries, and other organizations. 

Hand wash only. Suitable for use in a microwave.

Size: H 90mm (3.54") x D 85mm (3.34"). Capacity: 350ml (1.5 cups/12 oz.)

David Levine (1926-2009)

Born in Brooklyn, David Levine studied painting at Pratt Institute, at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, and with Hans Hofmann. His work has been exhibited extensively in major galleries and museums throughout the world and has appeared in The New York Review since 1963. Among other publications in which his work has appeared are EsquireRolling StoneThe New YorkerThe New York Times, and Sports Illustrated

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