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This weekend is your last chance to see Fred Harper’s humorous parade of caricatures in the "Burning Bush" show, now on display at the DUMBO General Store [111 Front St. at Washington Street, (718) 855-5288].

It is appropriate that the coffee bar/watering hole for the neighborhood’s creative types - whether they’re craving caffeine, booze or a salad - is the venue around which Harper’s stinging, satirical works hang, including "Bush of Arabia" (pictured), the cover illustration for the Feb. 28, 2003 issue of The Week magazine.

The editorial illustrations, painted between 2001-2004, "represent the point of view of those publications and not always my own," explains Harper in an artist’s statement. Whether those statements include the Statue of Liberty trying out a set of breast implants or President George Bush as a taxi driver, turning his head to the passenger to demand a fare of $87 million [the cost of additional funding for the war in Iraq], they generally hit their target.

"Burning Bush" is on display through March 15, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am-5 pm, and Monday, 8 am-6 pm.

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