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Henry Kissinger and Richard Nixon

Henry Kissinger and Richard Nixon
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Artist
Marisol Escobar, 22 May 1930 - 30 Apr 2016
Sitter
Henry Alfred Kissinger, born 27 May 1923
Richard Milhous Nixon, 9 Jan 1913 - 22 Apr 1994
Date
1972
Type
Sculpture
Medium
Pink marble and pigment
Dimensions
Without Base: 38.7 x 53.3 x 17.1cm (15 1/4 x 21 x 6 3/4")
Topic
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
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 and Intelligence\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
Henry Alfred Kissinger: Male
Henry Alfred Kissinger: Education\Educator
Henry Alfred Kissinger: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Business executive
Henry Alfred Kissinger: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of State
Henry Alfred Kissinger: Communications\Interpreter
Henry Alfred Kissinger: Nobel Prize
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© Marisol Escobar / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY
Object number
NPG.78.TC629
Exhibition Label
As this subtle parody of Mount Rushmore implies, Henry Kissinger and President Richard Nixon were especially close. As Nixon’s national security advisor (1969–75) and as secretary of state (1973–77), Kissinger helped Nixon engineer the opening of diplomatic relations with China. While Nixon was the planner, Kissinger was the mediator.
During the Watergate scandal, Kissinger authorized wiretaps of the phones of journalists and government officials, demonstrating the Nixon administration’s paranoia. He was never criminally charged.
Como implica esta sutil parodia del Monte Rushmore, Henry Kissinger y el presidente Richard Nixon guardaban una relación especialmente estrecha. Como consejero de seguridad nacional (1969–75) y secretario de estado (1973–77) de Nixon, Kissinger lo ayudó a maquinar la apertura de las relaciones diplomáticas con China. Si bien Nixon lo planificó, Kissinger fue el mediador.
Durante el escándalo de Watergate, Kissinger autorizó que se intervinieran los teléfonos de periodistas y funcionarios del gobierno, dejando así en evidencia la paranoia que caracterizó al gobierno de Nixon. Nunca se le imputaron cargos legales.
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