A Hobbesument
March 19, 2018 3:07 AM   Subscribe

Well, here's a coinky-dink! I backed into the Hirshhorn show from the (very good) Brand Name: Art & Commodity in the 1980s exhibition just a few days ago and, without context, these are ghostly pieces consisting of comics panels with all details effaced save a few word balloons. It was almost disappointing to find out that they'd originally been something as familiar as Calvin and Hobbes. Interesting work.
posted by the sobsister at 10:35 AM on March 19, 2018 [1 favorite]

There is no gallery-based meta commentary on C & H that could could come near to the artistry and profundity of the original - which subverts all potential commentary and criticism in some panel somewhere along the line.

Whatever you're thinking, Bill Watterson is way ahead of you.
posted by Modest House at 8:35 PM on March 19, 2018 [1 favorite]

High art... Low art...
posted by potrzebie at 8:21 PM on March 20, 2018 [1 favorite]

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