Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art

September 17, 2003 – January 4, 2004

Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art chronicled three generations of contemporary visual artists who have been inspired by the images and techniques of cartoons to illustrate the challenging issues of our time. The exhibition that featured thirty three artists from the Pop artists of the 1960s to artists working today, provided evidence of the cultural and social changes that have taken place in America and around the world since 1960, extending the dialogue between art and the greater social landscape.

Artists in the exhibition were: Laylah Ali, Candida Alvarez, Ida Applebroog, John Bankston, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dara Birnbaum, Roger Brown, Michael Ray Charles, Renee Cox, Henry Darger, Jason Dunda, Kojo Griffin, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Keith Haring, Arturo Herrera, Liza Lou, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Takashi Murakami, Elizabeth Murray, Yoshitomo Nara, Raymond Pettibon, Sigmar Polke, Robert Pruitt, Mel Ramos, Peter Saul, Kenny Scharf, Roger Shimomura, David Shrigley, Andy Warhol and Jennifer Zackin.

Organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX.

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