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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Ad Reinhardt - How to Look: Art Comics

Here we have the brand new monograph of the influential American abstract painter, Ad Reinhardt's "How to Look" cartoons, originally published in the leftist daily PM in the 1940s. All of his most famous satirical cartoons, which managed to critique the art world in a particularly spot-on, funny manner, have been reproduced from their original plates. Here's a sampling of some of the gorgeous full page (and double page) spreads:

A Portend of the Artist as a Yhung Mandala

How to Look at Low (Surrealist) Art

The Insiders

Though Reinhardt was most well-known for his abstract and minimalist paintings (most notably his famous Black Paintings series) this collection proves that he was also an extremely skilled satirist and cartoonist.




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