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Artist:
Robert Grossman, born 1940  Search this
Sitter:
Howard Henry Baker, Jr., 15 Nov 1925 - 26 Jun 2014  Search this
Medium:
Paint on paperboard
Dimensions:
50.8cm x 24.9cm (20" x 9 13/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1982
Exhibition Label:
This Time cover portrait portrays Tennessee Republican Senator Howard Baker as an effective majority leader, adept at resolving confrontations between the “sparring” White House and Congress. As vice chair of the Senate Watergate Committee, he famously asked the key question on June 28, 1973: “What did the president know, and when did he know it?”
In July 1973, Alexander Butterfield, an aid to the president, disclosed the existence of the Oval Office taping system to the Senate Watergate Committee. As the hearings played out, it became clear that the scope of presidential power was at stake. Chief of Staff John Ehrlichman argued that the president could do almost anything in the name of national security, including authorizing burglaries. Ultimately, in United States v. Nixon (1974), the Supreme Court decided unanimously that executive privilege was something to be defined by the courts, not the president.
Esta portada de la revista presenta al senador republicano por Tennessee Howard Baker como un efectivo líder de la mayoría, versado en la resolución de conflictos entre los “antagonistas”: la Casa Blanca y el Congreso. Como vicepresidente del Comité del Senado para el caso Watergate, realizó la famosa pregunta clave el 28 de junio de 1973: “¿Qué tanto sabía el presidente y cuándo se enteró?”
En julio de 1973, Alexander Butterfield, un asesor presidencial, reveló la existencia del sistema de grabación del despacho oval ante el Comité del Senado para el caso Watergate. Con el avance de las audiencias, se hizo evidente que el alcance del poder presidencial estaba en juego. El jefe de gabinete, John Ehrlichman, sostuvo que el presidente podía hacer casi cualquier cosa en nombre de la seguridad nacional, incluida la autorización de robos. En última instancia, en el caso Estados Unidos versus Nixon (1974), la Corte Suprema decidió de forma unánime que el privilegio ejecutivo debía ser definido por las cortes y no por el presidente.
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.
Topic:
Architecture\Building\Capitol\US Capitol  Search this
Architecture\Building\White House  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie\Necktie  Search this
Howard Henry Baker, Jr.: Male  Search this
Howard Henry Baker, Jr.: Law and Crime\Lawyer  Search this
Howard Henry Baker, Jr.: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Ambassador  Search this
Howard Henry Baker, Jr.: Military and Intelligence\Navy\Officer  Search this
Howard Henry Baker, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Senator\Tennessee  Search this
Howard Henry Baker, Jr.: Politics and Government\US Senator\Majority Leader  Search this
Howard Henry Baker, Jr.: Politics and Government\Chief of Staff  Search this
Howard Henry Baker, Jr.: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.84.TC90
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Robert Grossman
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Location:
Currently not on view
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm495db2026-c77c-488d-b683-0021b2ce9bd5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.84.TC90