White Cube (Hardback)
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White Cube (Hardback)

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Hardback 64 Pages / Published: 10/03/2014
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White Cube is Belgian cartoonist and illustrator Brecht Vandenbroucke's debut book, a collection of mostly wordless strips that follow a pair of pink-faced twins as they attempt to understand contemporary art and the gallery world. Their reactions to the art they encounter are frequently comedic, as they paint over Pablo Picasso's famous mural Guernica, and recreate a pixelated version of Edvard Munch's The Scream after receiving one too many emails. Lushly painted, these irreverent strips poke fun at the staid, often smug art world, offering an absurdist world view on the institutions of that world-questioning what constitutes art and what doesn't, as well as how we decide what goes on the walls of the gallery and what doesn't. Brecht Vandenbroucke's distinctive work blends the highbrow with the low, drawing equally from Gordon Matta-Clark's site-specific artwork, and the Three Stooges' slapstick timing. With a knowing wink at the reader, Vandenbroucke continuously uncovers something to laugh about in the stuffiness and pretentiousness of the art world.

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770461390
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 603 g
Dimensions: 305 x 229 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"["White Cube "is] one of the best books we've seen all year . . . Following two pink-faced men . . . as they trot gleefully into artistic establishments and deal with contemporary art in a naive yet scathing way, this [book] is both hilarious and . . . genius." --"It's Nice That

""Vandenbroucke's paintings are full of humor and irreverence." --"Juxtapoz"
"With Vandenbroucke's new collection, "White Cube, " we finally have the perfect response to fine art in comics form--and that response is the visual equivalent of a whoopee cushion." --"Chicago Tribune Printers Row
""["White Cube "is] one of the best books we've seen all year . . . Following two pink-faced men . . . as they trot gleefully into artistic establishments and deal with contemporary art in a naive yet scathing way, this [book] is both hilarious and . . . genius." --"It's Nice That
""[Brecht] Vandenbroucke is a wildly imaginative illustrator. His colorful, rude and whimsical book is an anarchic delight."--"Miami Herald
""The art is colorful, humorous, and at times very lush and vibrant...visits to an art museum or gallery won't be the same after reading this."--"AV Club"

With Vandenbroucke's new collection, "White Cube, " we finally have the perfect response to fine art in comics form--and that response is the visual equivalent of a whoopee cushion. "Chicago Tribune Printers Row"

["White Cube "is] one of the best books we've seen all year . . . Following two pink-faced men . . . as they trot gleefully into artistic establishments and deal with contemporary art in a naive yet scathing way, this [book] is both hilarious and . . . genius. "It's Nice That"

[Brecht] Vandenbroucke is a wildly imaginative illustrator. His colorful, rude and whimsical book is an anarchic delight. "Miami Herald"

The art is colorful, humorous, and at times very lush and vibrant visits to an art museum or gallery won't be the same after reading this. "AV Club""


"With Vandenbroucke's new collection, White Cube, we finally have the perfect response to fine art in comics form--and that response is the visual equivalent of a whoopee cushion." --Chicago Tribune Printers Row

"[White Cube is] one of the best books we've seen all year . . . Following two pink-faced men . . . as they trot gleefully into artistic establishments and deal with contemporary art in a naive yet scathing way, this [book] is both hilarious and . . . genius." --It's Nice That

"[Brecht] Vandenbroucke is a wildly imaginative illustrator. His colorful, rude and whimsical book is an anarchic delight." --Miami Herald

"The art is colorful, humorous, and at times very lush and vibrant...visits to an art museum or gallery won't be the same after reading this." --AV Club

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