OPENINGS | “KNOCK KNOCK” GROUP SHOW AT GALERIA JAVIER LOPEZ, MADRID

July 1, 2014  |  art

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Exploring the use of comic imagery in fine art is Galería Javier López's fantastic new show, Knock! Knock! featuring work by an eclectic group of artists from different eras and backgrounds—from underground comics and illustration to fine art—including Peter Saul, Paul McCarthy, R Crumb, KAWS, Erik Parker, Yoshitomo Nara, Ed Templeton, Basil Wolverton, Todd James, Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Faile, and Phil Frost, to name a few. As the dominant subject matter in Pop Art as a whole, the cartoon image has long been derided by critics and naysayers as a "lowbrow" influence, but remains a definitive hallmark of the medium in perpetuity with a new generation of artists. An absolutely excellent survey in its scope, Knock Knock clearly ties together the worlds of street and fine art to illustrate the evolution and pervasiveness of the people's art. Have a look:

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Ed Templeton & Paul McCarthy sculptures

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Room with a view

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Sculpture by Ed Templeton

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Art bros Todd James & Erik Parker

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Works by (l to r) Paul McCarthy, KAWS, Peter Saul, and Erik Parker

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Paul McCarthy

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KAWS

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Peter Saul

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Erik Parker

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Ed Templeton

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Wilhelm Sasnal

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Horfee, Huskmitnavn, and Todd James

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Horfee

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Todd James

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Peter Rogiers

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Keiichi Tanaami

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Pablo Pena

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Pablo Pena

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Yoshitomo Nara

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Keiichi Tanaami

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Erik Parker

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Javier Calleja
Javier Calleja

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Phil Frost

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Pelucas

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Stefan Strumbel

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Faile

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