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Watergate Breaks Wide Open

Watergate Breaks Wide Open
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Artist
Jack Davis, 2 Dec 1924 - 27 Jul 2016
Sitter
John Wesley Dean, III, born 14 Oct 1938
Harry Robbins Haldeman, 1926 - 1993
James Walter McCord Jr., 26 Jan 1924 - 15 Jun 2017
Jeb Stuart Magruder, 5 Nov 1934 - 11 May 2014
John Newton Mitchell, 15 Sep 1913 - 9 Nov 1988
Richard Milhous Nixon, 9 Jan 1913 - 22 Apr 1994
Maurice Hubert Stans, 22 Mar 1908 - 14 Apr 1998
Date
1973
Type
Painting
Medium
Watercolor and ink on paperboard
Dimensions
53.3 x 48.5cm (21 x 19 1/8")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9cm (28 x 22")
Topic
Home Furnishings\Telephone
Equipment\Sound Devices\Headphones
Costume\Dress Accessory\Tie\Necktie
John Newton Mitchell: Male
John Newton Mitchell: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\US Attorney General
John Newton Mitchell: Politics and Government\Campaign Director
John Wesley Dean, III: Male
John Wesley Dean, III: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
John Wesley Dean, III: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal
John Wesley Dean, III: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide
Harry Robbins Haldeman: Male
Harry Robbins Haldeman: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal
Harry Robbins Haldeman: Politics and Government\Chief of Staff
Harry Robbins Haldeman: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide
James Walter McCord Jr.: Male
James Walter McCord Jr.: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal
James Walter McCord Jr.: Military\Air Force\Officer
James Walter McCord Jr.: Politics and Government\Government Official\Intelligence Agent\CIA Officer
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Male
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Business and Finance\Businessperson
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Literature\Writer
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal
Jeb Stuart Magruder: Politics and Government\Government Official\Presidential Aide
Maurice Hubert Stans: Male
Maurice Hubert Stans: Business and Finance\Businessperson
Maurice Hubert Stans: Law and Law Enforcement\Criminal
Maurice Hubert Stans: Communications\Journalist\Columnist
Maurice Hubert Stans: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of Commerce
Maurice Hubert Stans: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Accounting\Accountant
Richard Milhous Nixon: Male
Richard Milhous Nixon: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Richard Milhous Nixon: Literature\Writer
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
Richard Milhous Nixon: Military\Navy\Officer
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\President of US
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Senator\California
Richard Milhous Nixon: Politics and Government\US Congressman\California
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© Jack Davis
Object number
NPG.78.TC178
Exhibition Label
This caricature appeared on the cover of Time magazine in April 1973—a critical moment during the Watergate scandal. Beginning with James McCord (1924–2017), the former CIA officer and electronics expert who burglarized and bugged the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate Complex, the individuals pictured here began to implicate others of misdeeds. Tangled up in recording tape, phone cords, and other listening equipment, they surround President Richard Nixon and point fingers at one other.
Clockwise from upper left are McCord; Jeb Magruder (1934–2014), the acting director of the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CRP); H. R. “Bob” Haldeman (1926–1993), White House chief of staff; John Wesley Dean III (born 1938), White House counsel; John N. Mitchell (1913–1988), attorney general; and Maurice Stans (1908–1988), CRP finance chair. Ultimately, all of them were convicted of wrongdoing in the Watergate scandal. The revelation of how much President Nixon knew of their actions is what ultimately forced his resignation.
Esta caricatura apareció en la portada de la revista Time en abril de 1973, un momento crítico durante el escándalo de Watergate. Comenzando por James McCord (1924–2017), el exagente de la CIA y experto en electrónica que entró forzosamente y plantó micrófonos en las oficinas del Comité Nacional Demócrata, ubicadas en el complejo Watergate, los individuos retratados aquí comenzaron a implicar a otros por sus fechorías. Enredados en cinta de grabación, cables telefónicos y otros equipos de espionaje, rodean al presidente Richard Nixon y se señalan entre sí con los dedos.
En el sentido de las agujas del reloj, desde arriba a la izquierda, se encuentran McCord; Jeb Magruder (1934–2014), presidente interino del Comité por la Reelección del Presidente (CRP); H. R. “Bob” Haldeman (1926–1993), jefe de gabinete de la Casa Blanca; John Wesley Dean III (nacido en 1938), asesor de la Casa Blanca; John N. Mitchell (1913–1988), procurador general; y Maurice Stans (1908–1988), presidente de finanzas del CRP. Al final, todos ellos fueron declarados culpables de ilícitos en el escándalo de Watergate. La revelación de cuánto conocimiento tenía el presidente Nixon de sus acciones es lo que, en última instancia, forzó su dimisión
Collection Description
In 1978, Time magazine donated approximately eight hundred works of original cover art to the National Portrait Gallery. The museum is dedicated to telling the stories of individuals who have shaped the United States, and the Time Collection—featuring prominent international figures and events—enriches our understanding of the United States in a global context.
En 1978, la revista Time donó a la National Portrait Gallery cerca de 800 obras de arte originales creadas para sus portadas. Nuestro museo se dedica a narrar la historia de figuras que han contribuido a forjar el desarrollo de Estados Unidos, y es así que la Colección Time, que incluye retratos de importantes personalidades internacionales, nos ayuda a comprender mejor a nuestra nación en un contexto global.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery