Lou Hirshman

“The Psychiatrist” – 1965

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Hirshman, self-taught in the ways of Eastern philosophy and making sense of the world through observation and introspection, had little love for the professionals who professed to know the mind. His satire of such experts was plentiful in “The Psychiatrist” – a Freudian analyst with handcuff glasses, hair strands of nuts, worming wrinkles, a bird-brained mustache and goatee and a suit jacket of all-seeing eyes. But the most mocking symbol protruded from his handkerchief pocket – a tiny, little couch.

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