Marc Bell's Hot Potatoe: Fine Ahtwerks: 2001-2008

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Marc Bell’s HOT POTATOE seamlessly combines decade-plus comics activities with a lifelong devotion to, as Bell calls it, "Fine Ahtwerks."

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Part art monograph, part comics collection, HOT POTATOE is filled with mixed media cardboard constructions, watercoloured drawings, altered found texts and Bell’s most intense, dizzying comics from the contemporary avant-garde comics anthologies – Kramers Ergot and The Ganzfeld. Bell’s works have their roots in draftsmanship, typography and old-fashioned gags, but morph into assemblages that connect his images into real space. His comics are funny, seat-of-the pants narratives that give the characters an inner-life.

Represented by the Adam Baumgold Gallery in Manhattan, Bell is one of the leading lights in the new emphasis on drawing in the art world. He comes on like a stepchild of R. Crumb, Ray Johnson and Basquiat; armed with a dashing and looping rapidograph.

"A gifted…cartoonist… the delight of his work is in the play of free-associating and funny imagination.” –Ken Johnson, New York Times

“Boundary-destroying, wacked-out (and beautifully drawn) material from Canadian artist Marc Bell that will leave you feeling as if you have bees in your head.” –Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Marc Bell is a riddle wrapped in a conundrum further wrapped in salty bacon.” –LA Weekly

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Author Marc Bell
Publisher Drawn & Quarterly
Page Count 276pp
Publication Size 9 x 11.5
Publication Notes Hardcover, Color
Publication Date November 11, 2009
ISBN 978-1897299890

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