He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Basil Wolverton at Gladstone Gallery

Posted by Charley Parker at 10:16 pm

Basil Wolverton
The wonderfully demented art of Basil Wolverton, a cartoonist who helped put the “Ugh” in ugly and the “Gross” in gross-out with his work for Mad Comics (later Mad Magazine) in the 1950′s and 60′s, will be on display at the Gladstone Gallery in New York From June 20 to August 14, 2009.

The gallery has a selection of his work online that inclides pieces from many stages of his career, from early, more innocent cartoons, to the gross-out “Beautiful Girl of the Month” that made his reputation, to the apocalyptic Bible illustrations to which he devoted his later career.

There is a review of the show in the New York Times.

For more, including links to more of his art on the web, see my previous post about Basil Wolverton.

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  1. Comment by diseño de grafico
    Friday, July 24, 2009 @ 1:56 pm

    Muy buen blog de diseño! great blog! thanks from Argentina.

  2. Comment by Cliff Roth
    Monday, August 17, 2009 @ 9:04 pm

    Thank you for posting this. I was trying to remember his name while looking at the work of Chuck Varga because Chuck’s work reminded me of Basil’s.

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