Untitled (Comedy Show), 2023

Design And Decorative Arts

White porcelain

10.88 x 10.88 in

27.6 x 27.6 cm

Edition of 50

This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and is signed by the artist on verso.

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10.88 x 10.88 in

27.6 x 27.6 cm

Edition of 50


    About The Work

    This elegant white porcelain coupe plate was manufactured in Poland, with printing completed by Maryland China in the United States. It is food-safe and dishwasher-safe. All graphics on the plate were screen-printed and kiln-fired.

    Pablo Helguera began his iconic Artoon series—featuring handrawn cartoons about the artworld— in 2009. For Helguera’s 2023 project, titled Untitled (Comedy Show), presented from February 1st through 4th at the Laurie Beechman Theater in New York, More Art commissioned a limited edition collectible plate featuring an original Artoon.

    I started Artoons as a joke on Facebook, when that social platform was born. I didn’t know what to put on my wall and one day it occurred to me to put a drawing in the style of the cartoons—technically they are called ‘single panel cartoons’—that are usually seen in the New Yorker magazine, although with a perspective from inside the art world. I was not interested in dealing with the clichés that criticize contemporary art as something incomprehensible or eccentric—for those of us who live it on a daily basis, those points of view are like the comments of an ignorant tourist who arrives in a country and believes that local kitsch is the authentic culture—but to comment on the real experiences that we as professionals have on a daily basis: the strange social tensions we live through, the relationship we have with collectors, curators…

    — Excerpt from an interview with Helguera in El Tiempo newspaper, Bogotá, 2017.

    Courtesy of More Art

    About Pablo Helguera

    • The plate is round and has a diameter of 10.875 in. It comes in a box that measures 11.5 x 11.5 x 1.75 in.
    • Ships in 1 to 3 business days from New York.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
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