Thursday, January 17, 2019

Heinrich Kley: Grinning and Bearing It

The spring 2007 auction at Illustration House included a watercolor titled Bear Family Relaxing. We are told it's a satire. Satire, one would think, should be recognizable without having to have it labeled as such. To me it seems more anthropomorphic than satirical. In other words, it doesn't so much mock human behavior as elevate bears to human status.

Heinrich Kley
Satire:  Bear Family Relaxing
Illustration House, June 2, 2007

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