It's difficult to remember now why Jasper Johns's flag paintings, Andy Warhol's Campbell soup cans and Roy Lichtenstein's comic strip panels were so startling when they first appeared. At the time, these subjects, much like landscape in early 19th-century France, were not considered "exalted" enough for art. But for the past half- century, the popular vernacular of comics, cartoons, advertising and television has provided a rich source of imagery for artists as diverse as Sigmar Polke, Peter Saul, Takahashi Murakami and Barry McGee. Now Houstonians Greg Donner and Patrick Phipps are pursuing pop in two... More >>>
Mixture Contemporary Art
If you've ever wondered where "mystery meat" comes from, Phipps's sculpture provides a perfectly plausible explanation.