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A Short History Of The Comic Strip In Popular Culture VI





1. Jörg Immendorff Self-Portrait in the Studio, 1974
2. Jörg Immendorff I Wanted To Become An Artist, 1972
3. Jörg Immendorff Für Wen?, 1973
4. Pink Floyd Tonite Let's All Make Love In London, 1968
5. Peter Whitehead Tonite Let's All Make Love In London, 1967
6. David Hockney Still from Tonite Let's All Make Love In London, 1967
7. David Hockney Self-Portrait with Charlie, 2005
8. David Hockney Self-Portrait, 1984

The self-reflective, self-reflexive moment of the Shakespearian theatre in comic art. The absurd logic of cartoons naturally screams for a holistic 'address-the-audience-then-turn-around' attitude. In this respect, Jörg 'BAAM' Immendorff and David 'ZOOM' Hockney recall Ouroboros in a Manneristic manner: eating their own tail, painting themselves paining.
/HORST

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