Written in collaboration with Doug Carpenter.
Objective: Create a humorous fine art themed poster to be part of a gallery party invitation.
Challenge: Produce “in jokes” for art patrons who would recognize the artists, works of art, schools of art and general art references included in the conversation and illustrated party environment.
I’m sorry, Mr. Warhol, but you can’t bring food to this party, even if it is your date.
Did you see Warhol’s date? What a tomato!
I’m so embarrassed. That woman and I are wearing the same frame.
(The Thinker) 3
Where did I leave my car keys? Where did I leave my car keys?
C’mon, Pollock! Stop throwing dip at me!
(American Gothic) 5
Hey, fella! It looks like you came to this party ready to eat!
Whoa, Escher! Go easy on the wine!
Excuse me, but do you have the time? My watch seems to have melted?
Well, I still don’t see why you have to be a wallflower!
Well, I hear they finally got Calder down from the chandelier.. What a party animal!
(Sistine Chapel) 10
Whistler brought his mother! Whistler brought his mother!
(Mona Lisa) 12
What do you keep smiling at? What?! What?!!
So, Mr. Seurat...
Get to the point! Get to the point!
(Van Gogh) 14
Well, Vincent... You know what they say... Ear today, gone tomorrow!
Why no! I don’t think you’re shallow!
That Mondrian is such a square!
Actually, I’m a Post-Impressionist...
Am I post to be impressed?
These guests are really off the wall!
I liked them better when they were on the wall!
You’ve had enough! Give me the car keys!
I bet you’re with Lichtenstein.
How can you tell?
(The Dream &
Christina’s World) 21
I believe it’s down the hall on the left...
So, Christo... Instead of wrapping the hors d`oeuvres in napkins, why not just ask for a doggy bag?
Pardon me, but I seem to have lost a contact...
Excuse me... excuse me... excuse me...
(Venus de Milo) 25
Finger food! Very funny!