Last month a retrospective of the work of David Wojnarowicz—author of Seven Miles A Second—opened at the Whitney Museum in Manhattan.
Black Panther the movie has just been released. Marvel’s new Black Panther: World of Wakanda spin-off series just scored this year’s GLAAD Media Outstanding Comic Book Award. And here in real life, conventions and exhibitions nationwide are honoring the talents and accomplishments of black comics creators.
John Roman explores what prerequisites need to be present for commercial work to be respected as "art."
On what would be his 100th birthday, Michael Dooley celebrates the art, writing and impact of comics icon Will Eisner.
Michael Dooley talks with the authors of 20 Over 80: Conversations on a Lifetime in Architecture and Design.
Andy Warhol's journey from a struggling, unkempt graphic artist to an internationally renowned visual artist began in the magazine world.
Valley Vista is a new gallery exhibition at California State University, Northridge—one that reaches beyond all the shallow regional stereotypes.
When Alexey Brodovitch was art directing Harper’s Bazaar, he ran a striking cover by Herbert Bayer for its 1940 “College Fashions” issue. A three-quarter view photo of a woman’s face is duplicated in two rows of four: a clear newsstand eye-catcher. Brodovitch went on to commission an up-and-coming illustrator named Andy Warhol for several...
Popular culture, capitalist critique, and female empowerment are among the topics of this, the last of a three-part feature on “Pop and Politics,” one of the programs at the 100th annual College Art Association conference in Los Angeles. Part one, my interview with Anthony E. Grudin about Andy Warhol and comic books, is...
In 1963, Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique drew attention to the stifling state of American womanhood, and Roy Lichtenstein painted what might be considered a visual analogue: “Drowning Girl”, who’d rather be engulfed by tidal waves than call Brad for help. It was also the year Andy Warhol began his grungy, frightening Race Riot...