HA! HA! HA! : The Humour of Art

Editions Skira Paris

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SKU:
9782370741516
Author:
Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov
Publisher:
Editions Skira Paris
Publication date:
18/11/2021
Format:
Paperback
Dimension:
31 x 23 cm
Pages:
208
Illustration info:
150 illustrations
From the caricatures of Honoré Daumier, to the ready-mades of Marcel Duchamp, the puns of the Dadas, the videos of Dalí, to the works of John Baldessari and Marcel Broodthaers, humour has been a powerful tool in art, especially to be critical of itself. This catalogue will explore the humour of art through its different variations: toys and games, hoaxes, puns, jesters... A humorous essay by curator Nicolas Liucci- Gutnikov introduces the subject. An anthology of philosophical and historical texts puts humour as a tool of criticism in context, from Pascal, Montaigne, to Baudelaire and Nietzsche... Finally, some humorous quotes Dada and surrealist artists and writers punctuate the book.

The book is a French/Dutch bilingual edition, with a complimentary booklet in English.


About the Author
Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov is curator at the Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris (Rouge, Grand Palais 2018, Prix Marcel Duchamp, Centre Pompidou, 2019, among others)