Gary Panter - Couple - Silkscreen 1981 AP1187
This terrific early work by the great Gary Panter is so emblematic of the art of the 80s. It's very naughty and very funny. Very West Coast. Very East Village. It prefigures his astonishing success in the field of comic books. and relates to his series The Near Extinction and Salvation of the American Buffalo, 1981.
Measures 30" x 22 1/2", frame 33 1/2" x 25 3/4". Signed, and numbered 49/200.
Gary Panter (born December 1, 1950) is a cartoonist, illustrator, painter, designer and part-time musician. Panter's work is representative of the post-underground, new wave comics movement that began with the end of Arcade: The Comics Revue and the initiation of RAW, one of the second generation in American underground comix.
Panter has published his work in various magazines and newspapers, including Raw, Time and Rolling Stone magazine. He has exhibited widely, and won three Emmy awards for his set designs for Pee-Wee's Playhouse. His most notable works include Jimbo, Adventures in Paradise, Jimbo's Inferno and Facetasm, which was created together with Charles Burns.