Last chance to see Comic Invention!

Last chance to see Comic Invention!

Issued: Sun, 03 Jul 2016 09:00:00 BST

'clever, clear and confident'
Lucy Harland, Museums Journal

'an exhibition that will delight you'
Robert McNeil, The Herald

There are only two weeks left of the major exhibition Comic Invention at the Hunterian Art Gallery.

The show closes at 4.00pm on Sunday 17 July so anyone planning a visit should come along while they can.

Featuring works by Lichtenstein, Warhol, Picasso and Rembrandt, Comic Invention looks at how we tell stories with pictures, combining comics with art, manuscripts and objects.

Taking us from the world’s oldest comic to Scooby Doo and Batman the exhibition showcases treasures from The Hunterian and beyond, from the ancient Egyptians to Hogarth and contemporary items.

This is a rare opportunity to see works by artists such as Turner Prize winner Martin Boyce, pioneering Surrealist Max Ernst and Pop Artist David Hockney alongside the first major display of original drawings by Frank Quitely of DC Comics, the most in-demand graphic artist working in the industry today.

Exhibition Highlights

  • An exclusive selection of 20 drawings by Frank Quitely, including original artwork for Batman, New X Men and Superman, displayed in context with Hunterian and Glasgow University Library artefacts such as hieroglyphs from the 6th century BCE and Scotland's oldest complete western manuscript (8th century).
  • Special loans including Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup, Roy Lichtenstein’s iconic In the Car and work from Turner Prize winner Martin Boyce, on display for the first time.
  • 20th-century artworks from the University's collections including prints by Picasso, Rauschenberg, Max Ernst and David Hockney, as well as one of Scots Makar Edwin Morgan's scrapbooks showing horror comics relating to the 1954 'Gorbals Vampire' scandal.
  • World War I sketches by the recently discovered 'Wilfred Owen of Cartooning', Archie Gilkison.

Comic Invention is open Tuesday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm and Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm until 17 July. Admission £5.00, £3.00 concession.

Find out more about Comic Invention.

Hunterian Art Gallery
University of Glasgow
82 Hillhead Street
Glasgow G12 8QQ


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