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By Sheri Klein

ISBN-10: 1845112334

ISBN-13: 9781845112332

ISBN-10: 1850439311

ISBN-13: 9781850439318

this is often the 1st publication to take heavily - notwithstanding now not too heavily - the unusually missed function of humour in paintings.

'Art and Laughter' seems again to comedian masters corresponding to Hogarth and Daumier and to Dada, Surrealism and pa paintings, asking what makes us snicker and why. It explores using comedy in paintings from satire and irony to pun, parody and black and bawdy humour. Encouraging laughter within the hallowed area of the gallery, Sheri Klein praises the modern artist as ‘clown’ - usually ignored in favour of the position of artist as ‘serious’ commentator - and takes us on a journey of the comedian paintings of purple Grooms, Cary Leibowitz, ‘The bushy Who’, Richard Prince, Bruce Nauman, Jeff Koons, William Wegman, Vik Muniz and lots of extra. She seeks out these infrequent smiles in paintings - from the Mona Lisa onwards - and highlights too the pleasures of the lovable, the camp and the downright kitsch.

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