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December 6, 2012

A Pair Of Quick Exhibition Notes That Caught My Attention


A pair of news stories on forthcoming exhibitions caught my attention. There is a link or two to a portraiture exhibition by the Bangkok Post's Dinhin Rakpong-Asok that's tossing out onto the green felt a cultural card I haven't seen in a long while, the "cartooning takes actual artistic skill" play. The portraits are really cool-looking, too, and that the artist apparently kind of cobbled together this technique two years ago is pretty amazing, doubly so for it being so far away from the visual choices he makes while cartooning. An article on an exhibition of the Punch cartoons of painter John Butler Yeats is fascinating for what publishing in that context meant to Yeats in terms of the shame of simply being a cartoonist and the dismay many would have felt knowing this given the energetically anti-Irish cartoons that publication favored at the time.
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