Basil Wolverton curated by Cameron Jamie at Gladstone Gallery – June 20 to August 14 “Producer of Preposterous Pictures of Peculiar People who Prowl this Perplexing Planet”
Enter the mind blowing MADness of Basil Wolverton in the ever extending exhibition of his outrageously awesome original drawings. It’s a must see for comic book fans & connoisseurs of crazy fine line drawings alike. His Lena the Hyena portrait that graced the cover of Mad magazine #11 in 1954 is the Mona Lisa of the comic book world. The creator of the “spaghetti and meatball” style carefully crafted his grotesque genius with beautiful black ink on to powerhouse pepper paper becoming an influence on generations of great artists from R. Crumb to the Ramones. See the work of the self proclaimed “Producer of Preposterous Pictures of Peculiar People who Prowl this Perplexing Planet,” this summer at Barbara Gladstone Gallery, 515 West 24th Street in New York City.