The blank canvas.
This cartoon uses the contemporary art trope of a blank canvas as a finished work of art.
Original cartoon drawn: 2006
This version: 2019
Cartoon reference number: art031
This cartoon features in my book of cartoons about art.
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Cartoon about the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude
A cartoon about Christo Vladimirov Javacheff (1935–2020) and Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon (1935–2009) whose signature works were of objects and buildings wrapped in fabric.
The caption of the cartoon is : “I once bought one of their works as a birthday present – and he unwrapped it.”
Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s most famous pieces are the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin; Surrounded Islands, Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida, 1983; the Pont Neuf Wrapped in Paris, 1985; The Gates, Central Park, New York City, 2005; The Floating Piers, Lake Iseo, Italy, 2016; Mastaba, Hyde Park, London, 2018.
Original version drawn: 2007
This version drawn: 2019