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Comedians as art

Comedians and artists have never really managed to engender a very functional relationship with one another. With their highbrow sensibilities, artists have always seemed an ideal target for spoofery. But in the past year, there's been a gradual shift towards peace.

With Banksy getting involved in The Simpsons and an entire exhibition dedicated to the great Bill Murray, it's time for hands to be shaken and backs to be patted.

LA Gallery 1988 have joined up in association with Funny or Die and hosted an exhibition where 100 artists have taken on 100 funny people and we have some of the best results here. Funny stuff, but rather less so when you look at the price list. Some of these pieces have been selling at $3,000...

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  • Comedians as art

    Bill Murray

    NC Winters, Gallery 1988

    Check out out gallery of more Bill Murray art here.

  • Comedians as art 1

    Jerry Seinfeld

    Tom Haubrick, Gallery 1988

  • Comedians as art 2

    Billy Crystal

    Ken Garduno, Gallery 1988

  • Comedians as art 3

    Ricky Gervais

    Rich Pellegrino, Gallery 1988

    Check out some of Ricky's best Golden Globe moments here.

  • Comedians as art 4

    John Belushi

    Paul Blacko, Gallery 1988

  • Comedians as art 5

    Eddie Murphy

    Sarah Sae Soh, Gallery 1988

  • Comedians as art 6

    Chris Rock

    Augie Pagan, Gallery 1988

  • Comedians as art 7

    David Letterman

    Ken Garduno, Gallery 1988

  • Comedians as art 8

    Dave Chappelle

    Ryan Jones, Gallery 1988

  • Comedians as art 9

    Jon Lovitz

    Nigel Sanders, Gallery 1988

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