Whitney Art Works
"The twenty-five artists in The Funnies may be labeled as illustrators, cartoonists, musicians, inventors, or fine artists, but most of them skate and skirt these imaginary lines with ease, caring much less about these arbitrary distinctions than the writers charged with defining their indefinability. Their work ranges from abstract paintings that reference comics through formal iconography to straight-up gags about rabbits and carrots. They hail from Maine, Alaska and places in between, and their work can be found in contemporary art museums, graphic novels and toy stores.
Comics and fine art have always been frenemies. In spite of (or perhaps because of) nearly fifty years of postmodern attempts to crash, splat and splonk distinctions between hi and lo culture, an undeniable fissure remains between these two forms of communication that share so much. But whether you think comics are high art for low brows, low art for high brows, or somewhere in between, come relive Sunday mornings with The Funnies at Whitney Art Works."
-Jeff Badger 2008
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