George Herriman Krazy Kat (March 4, 1934) 1934 pencil and ink on bristol board 19 1/2 x 23 inches
Opening Friday, May 2nd, 2014, 5:00-8:00pm
Ignatz Mouse: How can you write to yourself and not know what you’re writing?
Krazy Kat: Because I’m writing a ‘sikrit’ to myself –
In the East Wing, as a specific complement to von Heyl’s work, for your dining and dancing pleasure, Corbett vs. Dempsey presents a single 1934 page of Krazy Kat, the seminal comic by George Herriman: “Today, the world walks in beauty.” Equal parts existential philosopher and avant-garde line-artist, Herriman paved the way for the most inquisitive comic artists of the last 50 years.
Charline von Heyl’s Interventionist Demonstration (Why-A-Duck?), is accompanied by a full-color 56-page catalog, with a selection of text fragments appropriated from Krazy Kat.