John Wesley’s comic-book esthetic, as in Aer Lingus, 2002, appeals to younger artists. COURTESY FREDERICKS FREISER GALLERY, NEW YORK
Trends

What’s So Funny About Contemporary Art?

Artists are finding inspiration in gags, slapstick, clowns, comics, and stand-up comedy. The results are sometimes satirical, sometimes ludicrous, and sometimes ‘so funny you could cry’. Read More

In Beecroft Beauties, 2001, William Anthony puts a Beavis and Butthead spin on Vanessa Beecroft’s iconic image. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DORFMAN PROJECTS, NEW YORK
Profiles

Hilarious Shockers

Steve Gianakos and William Anthony are equal-opportunity offenders. Read More