Monday, April 11, 2016

William Hamilton (1939-2016)

For the low-down on the upper crust, generations of New Yorker readers turned to the cartoons of William Hamilton, who died recently in a car crash near his Kentucky horse farm.

Hamilton's cartoons showed us hedgies (one hedgie to another: "Millions is craft. Billions is art") and the sort of High Net Worthers who see status in alternative investments and immortality in dynasty trusts.

The New Yorker's cartoon editor, Robert Mankoff, assembled a few of his favorite Hamiltons as a tribute, including this one:

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