[MA-SOC] FYI: MAD Magazine Contemporary Art Treasures at MoCCA Oct. 29!

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Wed Oct 22 16:08:31 EDT 2008

Although MoCCA doesn't seem to be open on a regular basis yet, I just  
received this announcement of a one-day special exhibit taking place on  Wednesday 
the 29th which I think many of us would enjoy.... classic original art  from 
MAD Magazine.
The exhibit is open that day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  I have forwarded  the 
original announcement here.  [SCROLL DOWN BELOW MY SIG.]  Since  (for what it's 
worth) I am still a MoCCA member, I'll probably be going --  admission is free 
for members.  For those of you who aren't members,  admission is just $5.
If anyone else is interested in attending, drop a note on-list (or offlist  
if you prefer) and perhaps we can arrange to meet there, then have an  
inexpensive dinner in the Village afterwards.  What do you think?
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In a message dated 10/22/2008 2:44:22 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
info at moccany.org writes:

The Museum of Comic  and Cartoon Art - MoCCA and Heritage Auction Galleries 
are pleased to present  a one day showing of MAD Contemporary Art Treasures: 
The Most Classic Original  Art from MAD Magazine. 
On view  will be 36 pieces of iconic artwork from the early years of MAD  
Magazine for the first time to the generations of readers that learned humor  and 
satire from the skillful art and parody of MAD’s creators. Included are 12  
classic covers, which, in the words of legendary MAD publisher Bill Gaines  
represent “the heart and soul of MAD Magazine.” 
“This is a trove of the most iconic MAD covers and specialty art from  some 
of the magazine’s greatest illustrators,” said Jared Green, Vice  President of 
Business Development at Heritage. “These covers made Alfred E.  Neuman a 
celebrity. His notoriety is owed in large part to these featured  artworks by 
Norman Mingo, Kelly Freas, Jack Davis, Bob Clarke and Richard  Williams.” 
All  of the art features MAD’s mascot, Alfred E. Neuman. Of special note is 
MAD  Magazine #30, which depicts Alfred with a Democratic donkey and a 
Republican  elephant; MAD #30 is especially important as it marks the first official  
appearance of Alfred E. Neuman on a cover of MAD, setting  the standard for 
decades to come.  
Also  on view are MAD Magazine #126, featuring Alfred as Uncle Sam, MAD #181, 
 featuring Alfred as George Washington; and MAD #243, a masterful Richard  
Williams’ cover featuring Superman reading MAD Magazine. 
This  one day show is a preview of Heritage Auction Galleries’ November 2008 
Vintage  Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction. All of the MAD artwork can be 
found  online at _www.HA.com/Mad_ (http://www.ha.com/Mad) .   
One Day Only: Wednesday October 29, 2008 10 am to 5  pm 
Admission: $5.00 Donation / Free for MoCCA  Members 
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
594 Broadway #401
New York, NY 10012


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