The Comic Art of Harvey Kurtzman
The Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is proud to present "The Art of Harvey Kurztman", a diverse exhibition spanning the career of the man who created MAD and who had a broad and profound influence on American pop culture. This eight-week exhibit showcasing over 120 works will be on display March 6th through May 11th in the museum's two-floor gallery in New York City's Upper East Side.
Co-curators Monte Beauchamp (founder, editor, and designer of the comic art/illustration anthologies Blab! and Blab World), and publisher/cartoonst Denis Kitchen (co-author of The Art of Harvey Kurtzman and representative of the estate) have assembled the most comprehensive assemblage of Kurtzman art to date, culled from select private and family collections. Highlights include: Kurtzman life drawings from 1941; rarely-seen late '40s strips done for the New York Herald-Tribune as well as for Marvel's Stan Lee; key covers, strips and full stories Kurtzman created for MAD, Frontline Cobat, Two-Fisted Tales, Humbug and Help!, sometimes in collaboration with fellow comics geniuses Will Elder and Jack Davis. In addition "Kurtzmania", numerous rare artificats and ancillary publications seldom seen by the public, will be on display.