Double Act: Art and Comedy

Mark Durden, David Campbell

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The joke has a healthy disrespect for structures and categories. When allied with art it can become a very unruly and volatile impulse. This well-illustrated book, provides a lively, original and humorous discussion of comic artworks by both established and emerging artists, including Paul McCarthy, Pilvi Takala, BANK, Keith Coventry, David Sherry, Olav Westphalen, Jonathan Monk, Michael Smith, John Smith, Adrian Paci, Thomas Geiger, Erica Eyres, Sarah Lucas, Jo Spence, Gemma Marmalade, Richard Wentworth, Julian Rosefeldt, Peter Finnemore, Peter Land, Mel Brimfield, Common Culture, Maurice Doherty, Erwin Wurm, Richard Prince, Bruce Nauman, Bill Woodrow, Richard Hughes, Bas Jan Ader, Kara Hearn, Joachim Schmid, Alex Bag and Cory Arcangel.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBluecoat Liverpool
Number of pages120
ISBN (Print)978-0953899654
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016


  • Photography
  • art and comedy
  • humour
  • art practice


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