Artist

Peter Kuper

Nationality

American

Title of Work

This is Not a Pipe

Preview

image preview

Date of Work

2008

Medium

Serigraph

Edition #

10 of 45

Signature

Lower right

Height

21 1/2"

Width

15"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

Columbia Hall, Honors Department

Additional Information

Perhaps best known for taking over Mad magazine’s Spy vs. Spy, New York alternative cartoonist and graphic novelist Peter Kuper here appropriates a well-known image by Belgian Surrealist René Magritte.

Kuper, who has been a visiting artist at UND, produced this print in the Department of Art & Design’s printmaking facility with the assistance of students. By working alongside professional artists, UND students are provided with unique learning opportunities. The students’ collaborations with visiting artists have been enhanced through Sundog Multiples - a printmaking venture created by Art & Design Professor Kim Fink, in conjunction with UND Art Collections, and generously funded by the Myers Foundations.

Additional information provided by Prakash Pathak:

Peter Kuper (American, b. 1958)

This is Not a Pipe, 2008

Lithograph

Produced at UND through Sundog Multiples with funding from the Myers Foundations

University Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection

Peter Kuper is an American comic artist and an illustrator. He is best known for World War 3 Illustrated, a political comic magazine. His work regularly appears in numerous newspapers and magazines including The New Yorker, The Nation, and Mad.

In this work, Kuper appropriates a famous work by Magritte to express his criticism towards the President of the United States at the time. This print was produced by the artist at the Department of Art and Design’s printmaking facility while he visited UND on March 26, 2008 during the 39th Annual Writers Conference.

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