Large Collection of Issues of Karikatür [The Caricature] (1937-1948) and Mizah [Humor] (1947-1949).
Large Collection of Issues of Karikatür [The Caricature] (1937-1948) and Mizah [Humor] (1947-1949).
Large Collection of Issues of Karikatür [The Caricature] (1937-1948) and Mizah [Humor] (1947-1949).
Large Collection of Issues of Karikatür [The Caricature] (1937-1948) and Mizah [Humor] (1947-1949).
Large Collection of Issues of Karikatür [The Caricature] (1937-1948) and Mizah [Humor] (1947-1949).
Large Collection of Issues of Karikatür [The Caricature] (1937-1948) and Mizah [Humor] (1947-1949).
Large Collection of Issues of Karikatür [The Caricature] (1937-1948) and Mizah [Humor] (1947-1949).
Large Collection of Issues of Karikatür [The Caricature] (1937-1948) and Mizah [Humor] (1947-1949).

Large Collection of Issues of Karikatür [The Caricature] (1937-1948) and Mizah [Humor] (1947-1949).

A substantial collection of issues, 95 in total, averaging 8-18 pp. each, of two satirical Turkish WWII and post-war-era journals, both featuring caricatures and illustrations from noted Turkish artist Ramiz Gökçe, the magazines representing the political climate in Turkey and abroad, including Turkey's position in World War II and the approaching cold war, profusely illustrated with anti-capitalist propaganda mocking the idealized Western values, modern and fashionable young Turkish women and pin-up-style girls juxtaposed with traditional Ottoman figures. Some dust-staining, edgewear, marginal tears, some covers separated from rest of issue along center fold. Large 4to. Original colorful illustrated stapled wrpps. Istanbul, 1937-1949.

Ramiz Gökçe is the most famous caricaturist to come out of Turkey. His drawings were featured in many magazines, including Diken, Büyük Mecmua, Yeni E lence, Tasvir-i Efkâr, Terbiye ve Tedris, Karagöz, Yedigün, Akbaba, and many others. He created some of his most recognizable characters for Karikatür, such as the "Chubby Auntie" and her husband, "Skinny Uncle", who were depicted on the back of every issue of Karikatür along with anti-capitalist humor. In 1946, after illustrating more than 500 issues of Karikatür, Gökçe left Karikatür to found Mizah, and continued illustrating his famous characters there. Both journals are scarce institutionally.
This collection includes the following issues:
Karikatür, 57 issues: 54, 58, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 73, 75, 80, 84, 85, 93, 94, 95, 97, 103, 104, 271, 273, 261, 262, 263, 268, 270, 274, 276, 278, 280, 281, 388, 411, 412, 414, 415, 416, 419, 422, 425, 427, 429, 435, 436, 439, 440, 469, 480, 489, 496, 497, 530, 537, 540, 592, and 637.
Mizah, 38 issues: 26, 30, 36, 37, 40, 43, 46, 51, 77, 79, 80, 83, 84, 85, 88, 89, 100, 110, 112, 113, 116, 117, 119, 126, 127, 128, 129, 132, 133, 137, 139, 140, 146, 152, 154, 155, 170, and 182.
Book ID: 49069

Price: $4,500.00