Tag : Andy Warhol

Vanity of vanities! An exercise in banality.

Vanity of vanities! An exercise in banality.

First published in The Guardian, 9 July, 2014   It ends a bit gruesomely this one. Severed heads and limbs were just some of the studies Gericault painted in preparation for his masterpiece “The Raft of Medusa”. Andy Warhol made pictures of soup cans which also shocked people. I’m not squeamish though. I once opened […]

Alain again – de Botton 2

Alain again – de Botton 2

First published in The Guardian, 25 June 2014.   I know, I know – fart jokes are an incredibly subtle form of humour and this one will have wafted over the heads of less perceptive readers. I have learnt my lesson and will dumb it down in future. I don’t want to spend my life […]

David Hockney's photo album, page 4

David Hockney’s photo album, page 4

The subject matter for these Artoons is the artworld (“What the…? Really?”), and in attempting to create humour I have the problem of gauging how far I can rely on the audience’s knowledge of art to get the joke. It came as a great surprise to me, but studies have proved that people actually have […]

The Decisive Moment

The Decisive Moment

Here I had fun playing around with the difference between the instantaneousness (fifth time this morning I’ve used that word) of photography and the far less speedy medium of painting (something I also explored in this cartoon). The photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson was renowned for his freakish skill in capturing “decisive moments” – combinations of fleeting, […]

Van Gogh Tributes

Van Gogh Tributes

First published in guardian.co.uk on 11th Jan 2012

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

First published 13th July 2011