Peter Kumper from Mad Magazine exhibit show in Dumbo.

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A few days ago Dumbo had the honor of hosting one of the most significant figures of Mad Magazine, Mr. Peter Kuper. The famous cartoonist arrived in the borough to showcase his most outstanding works, and boy he did!
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Whoever loves cartoons, knows what Mad Magazine is about and will probably be one of their favorite creations.
But for those who don´t know, I must say this Magazine is by far one of the best I´ve read and enjoyed.

A little bit of history:

Mad Magazine is a series of American cartoon magazines that, for years, has amused readers all over the world. This humor magazine was founded in 1952 by its editor Harvey Kurtzman.
It was first launched as a book and it offers satire in several genre: culture, politic, entertainment and celebrities, among others.
Mad was published by EC and enployed several editors and representative creatives such as: Kurtzman, Al Feldstein, Frank Jacob, Peter Kuper and many others who were crucial in Mad Magazine´s boom.

An expected visit:

Dumbo, which stands for Down Under The Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is a neighborhood in NYC- Brooklyn. In the late twentieth century it was bought by David Walentas, and his company named Two Trees Management.  Turning it into an upscale residential area, as well as a center for technology startups and center for gallery artists.
Nowadays, it´s one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Brooklyn, as well as, one of the richest communities in NY.

A few days ago Dumbo had the honor of hosting one of the most significant figures of Mad Magazine, Mr. Peter Kuper. The famous cartoonist arrived in the borough to showcase his most outstanding works, and boy he did!
Last June 16th, he exposed over 60 pieces of artwork at the Scott Elder Gallery. Demonstrating, once again, his talent and imposing his presence in the cartoon world.
According to the artist, this was the biggest show he held for sale, and he looked really excited as he said it!
26 years of Kuper´s work were represented in this exhibition, where we could appreciate his superb cover illustrations for national magazinesm The “Spy vs Spy” comics he has created since ´97 and many other amusing works considered to be real artwork.
Kuper grew up in Cleveland, but considers New York his muse as he says in his own words: “it rocks my world”.
He has travelled to many countries and has amazed people worldwide with his works, talent and charisma.
Kuper is, without a doubt, one of the best artists of all times.  We will always remember him for his fabulous work and for being part of Mad Magazine, which revolutionized our era.

Hope you enjoyed this article and that you have had a chance to enjoy and value his awesome creations.
We wish Dumbo could receive such talented artists more often, for they fill our souls, recreate our views and most of all are a real pleasure to be around.

 

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