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Manet and Monet – In or Out?

Manet and Monet – In or Out?

You can find this, and many more, in my new book.   “Irreverent and uproariously hilarious…Peter Duggan’s Artoons is sensational…I can’t remember when I last laughed so much…I’m blown away by Artoons. It’s genuinely hilarious…I absolutely love this book…It’s just brilliant!” By Bookie TOP 100 AMAZON REVIEWER   “There are too many funny ones” By niki TOP 50 AMAZON [...]

Roy's problems

Roy’s problems

Popped.    

Schnabel

Schnabel

I once read a list in a newspaper which listed 100 occupations in order of their social status. High Court judge was number one. I was a garbageman at the time and came in at 99 – just above prostitute. I was on my way. But I bet a messiah has more social cache at [...]

Yum!

Yum!

I have a new book out, mysteriously titled “Peter Duggan’s Artoons”.    “Irreverent and uproariously hilarious…Peter Duggan’s Artoons is sensational…I can’t remember when I last laughed so much…I’m blown away by Artoons. It’s genuinely hilarious…I absolutely love this book…It’s just brilliant!”   By Bookie TOP 100 AMAZON REVIEWER       “There are too many funny ones” [...]

Probably above your head

Probably above your head

Ceilings,   nothing more than   ceilings.   Trying to forget my   leaky ceiling above.   CEILINGS, woo-o-o, sealing it…etc.     No – Morris Albert is not turning in his grave. He’s still alive. If you are blown away by the astonishing calibre of these lyrics then you’re just the type of person who [...]

A Furnishing Nightmare

A Furnishing Nightmare

First published in The Guardian, 12 November 2014   It’s a rare feat that an artwork becomes immediately iconic. Both “The Nightmare” by the Swiss-born artist Henry Fuseli and “Table” by Allen Jones caused a sensation from their first public appearance – the former in 1782 at the annual Royal Academy exhibition in London, the [...]

Donatello

Donatello

First published in The Guardian, 29 October 2014. Einstein had a good line: “Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.”     In the early 1400s, Donatello carved and cast the first large-scale, free-standing statues since the fall of the Roman empire. Why did it take so long? As always, there [...]

Call the cops. He copied!

Call the cops. He copied!

First published in The Guardian, 15 October, 2014. “The closer my work is to the original, the more threatening and critical the content. However, my work is entirely transformed in that my purpose and perception are entirely different. I think my paintings are critically transformed, but it would be difficult to prove it by any [...]

Ello over Vee Eee

Ello over Vee Eee

First published in The Guardian, 2 October 2014. Robert Indiana had been experimenting with different versions of his LO over VE “LOVE” design in paintings since 1958, but it was when the Museum of Modern Art in New York commissioned him to design a christmas card in 1965 that it began its global domination. It became [...]

Peking Duck

Peking Duck

First published in The Guardian, 22 August 2012.   I have done a couple of cartoons on Ai Weiwei and in neither is he depicted or mentioned. The Chinese government were no doubt hoping for something similar when they abducted and effectively disappeared him in 2011. For a number of years he had been using his [...]