KNOCK KNOCK: Who’s There? That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

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KNOCK KNOCK: Who’s There? That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

25 East 73rd Street
4th floor
New York, NY 10021
February 24th, 2010 - April 9th, 2010
Opening: February 24th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

upper east side
Tuesday-Friday, 10-5 and Saturday 12-5
mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual, modern, sculpture


Humor has been an underlying theme in art throughout the 20th century.  Dada’s playfulness is the precursor of this thread, born as a response to the destruction wreaked during WWI.  KNOCK KNOCK explores how artists have drawn on this strategy, using humor as a hook to tackle more complex social, sexual, and political issues.

At Armand Bartos Fine Art:

Marc Dennis, Charles Dreyfus, Marcel Duchamp, Armen Eloyan, Paul Éluard, Philip Guston, George Hugnet, Nina Katchadourian, Sarah Lucas, René Magritte, Larry Miller, Jacob Odonata, Rachel Owens, Shannon Plumb, Man Ray, Martha Rosler, Richard Slee, Ben Vautier and Robert Watts

At Fred Torres Collaborations:

Olaf Breuning, Justin Cooper, R. Crumb, Kate Gilmore, David Humphrey, David Kramer, David LaChapelle, Lee Materazzi, Trong Nguyen, Claes Oldenburg, William Pope L., Kristofer Porter, Richard Prince, Jon Pylypchuk, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Delphine Reist and Guy Richards Smit

Please contact Sarah Murkett (, 212 288 6705), or Elana Rubinfeld (, 212 244-5074) for the location of individual artist works, or images.

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