Mister Badger

An editor and writer who likes art, books, art books, comics, comic books, and artist's books. And literature and cats.
Gary Panter invents the Red Vine whistle.

Gary Panter invents the Red Vine whistle.

Derrick Adams, I Come in Peace, 2014, mixed media collage on paper. His show is up now at Tilton Gallery. 

Derrick Adams, I Come in Peace, 2014, mixed media collage on paper. His show is up now at Tilton Gallery

Before there was Ivan Brunetti, there was John Held Jr., the Jazz Age master of vignettes crowded with tiny caricatures.  

Matthew Palladino’s gallerist calls his new works paintings, but one wonders whether that label is given partly for simplicity’s sake: They are paintings but also sculptural reliefs. They are illusionistic but also real. They are representational but are also shaped from actual objects. What’s more, Palladino thinks of them in photographic terms and says that they are “like paintings that render themselves.” Read more.

Eduardo Paolozzi and Basil Wolverton art separated at birth.

Marjorie Strider, Green Horizontal, 1964, acrylic and laminated pine on masonite, 24 1/2 x 62 1/4 x 5 in.

Marjorie Strider, Green Horizontal, 1964, acrylic and laminated pine on masonite, 24 1/2 x 62 1/4 x 5 in.

Albrecht Dürer, The Great Piece of Turf, 1503, watercolor and gouache heightened with white, mounted on cardboard, 16 x 12 3/8 in.

Albrecht Dürer, The Great Piece of Turf, 1503, watercolor and gouache heightened with white, mounted on cardboard, 16 x 12 3/8 in.

Chan Pao Chu, Black Cat at Sea. Via.

Chan Pao Chu, Black Cat at Sea. Via.