This great piece was created by Rivane Neuenschwander in 2004. It’s called “Zé Carioca No. 4” and you can see it in the New York Museum of Modern Art. It beautifully strips down comics to their bare minimum : panels, colors and balloons.
It was later also used for the cover of Comic Abstraction, a book from a 2007 exhibition in the Moma, which showed new work by contemporary artists who “abstract images culled from slapstick, comic strips and films, cartoons and animation into a new representational mode to address perplexing issues about war and global conflicts, the loss of innocence and ethnic and cultural stereotyping”.
(via Alain Truong)