The Baghdad-based caricaturist Khudair Alhimyari has drawn ‘Art and Politics’, a new cartoon series for the month of August, commissioned by the Ruya Foundation.

The Beautiful Paintings

Politician: Beautiful Paintings…

Politician: …but frankly, I prefer paintings that are exhibited outside of galleries, on the streets and in public squares

Politician: …they can be admired by a wider public, and this generates immense revenues and privileges for the owners of the buildings.

Politician: “Like this painting…”

Message on the painting:… “vote for your candidate!”

Driver:”We value art and artists…”

Driver: “We get very close to them and their creativity…”

Driver: “…and we hit them with our full support!”