Oct 11th 2018

Matthew Thurber: Art Comic

@ Quimby's Bookstore

1854 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Opening Thursday, October 11th, from 7PM - 8PM

On view through Thursday, October 11th

In his new book Art Comic (Drawn & Quarterly), Matthew Thurber skewers the hot mess that is the art world. From sycophantic fans to duplicitous gallerists, fatuous patrons to self-aggrandizing art stars, he lampoons each and every facet of the eminently ridiculous industry of truth and beauty. Follow Cupcake, the Matthew Barney obsessive, Epiphany née Tiffany Clydesdale, the divinely-inspired performance artist, Ivanhoe, a modern Knight is search of artistic vengeance, and his Squire, Turnbuckle. Each artist is more ridiculous than the last, yet they are tested and transformed by the even more absurd machinations of Thurber’s fantastical art world.

“If there is such planet as the Art World, then Matthew Thurber is an intergalactic ranger and Art Comic is the trippy travelogue… Take me there!”—Jim Drain

Matthew Thurber is the author of 1-800-Mice and Infomaniacs. As Ambergris and in other ensembles he has performed at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Hammer Museum, the Fumetto Festival, Abrons Art Center, and in an eyeglass store. He co-founded Tomato House, an art gallery in operation from 2012-2015, with Rebecca Bird.

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