Thursday, April 10, 2008

Uh… gee, great

It takes a while for life to follow art and it looks like the same thing applies to satire. Last week the New York Times featured some nifty interactive versions (you could fold them online) of Mad Magazine’s back page Mad Fold-in. Amongst them was this one busily applying itself to the old art-is-a-con-job argument. Warhol had pretty much dispensed with the Campbell’s soup can line by the end of 1962 although he did do the odd variation up to 1964 (as you can see in the Apple/Warhol pic we posted last month). This September ‘65 cover by Mad Magazine’s Jaffre says more about of Warhol’s impact on the culture than Pop Art as a fraud on the nation.