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Basil Wolverton Wheeler Dealer

Basil Wolverton Wheeler Dealer ART Button Museum
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Basil Wolverton Wheeler Dealer button back ART Button Museum
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Illustration of the back of a nude person with a yellow wheel around their neck, with white text above and below on a blue background.

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Made in Japan

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The 1965 series of LEAF "Fink Buttons" was illustrated by popular Mid-Century artist Basil Wolverton. Perhaps best known for his work at MAD Magazine, Basil Wolverton (July 9, 1909 – December 31, 1978) was an American cartoonist and illustrator famous for his humorously grotesque drawings. Wolverton worked in the "Golden Age" of comic books doing features like "Powerhouse Pepper" and "Spacehawk" in the 1940s. A 2009 New York Times article stated that Wolverton’s drawings embodied the “sick-and-proud humor” of MAD magazine and were considered a “virtuoso exercise in bad taste, made all the weirder for being so meticulously executed."

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