MAD Magazine Contemporary Art Treasures
One Day Only: October 29, 2008 10 am to 5 pm
The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art – MoCCA – and Heritage Auction Galleries are pleased to present a one day showing of “MAD Contemporary Art Treasures: The Most Classic Original Art” from MAD Magazine.
On view will be 36 pieces of iconic artwork from the early years of MAD Magazine for the first time to the generations of readers that learned humor and satire from the skillful art and parody of MAD’s creators. Included are 12 classic covers, which, in the words of legendary MAD publisher Bill Gaines represent “the heart and soul of MAD Magazine.”
“This is a trove of the most iconic MAD covers and specialty art from some of the magazine’s greatest illustrators,” said Jared Green, Vice President of Business Development at Heritage. “These covers made Alfred E. Neuman a celebrity. His notoriety is owed in large part to these featured artworks by Norman Mingo, Kelly Freas, Jack Davis, Bob Clarke and Richard Williams.”
All of the art features MAD’s mascot, Alfred E. Neuman. Of special note is MAD Magazine #30, which depicts Alfred with a Democratic donkey and a Republican elephant; MAD #30 is especially important as it marks the first official appearance of Alfred E. Neuman on a cover of MAD, setting the standard for decades to come. Also on view are MAD Magazine #126, featuring Alfred as Uncle Sam, MAD #181, featuring Alfred as George Washington; and MAD #243, a masterful Richard Williams’ cover featuring Superman reading MAD Magazine.
This one day show is a preview of Heritage Auction Galleries’ November 2008 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction.
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
594 Broadway, Suite 401
New York, NY 10012
Tuesday – Saturday: 12 – 5
Thursday: 12 – 6
General Admission: $5