Installation Views

This is an installation view of the exhibition titled “Drawings by Mike!” featuring works by Mike Kuchar in 2017 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition titled “Drawings by Mike!” featuring works by Mike Kuchar in 2017 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition titled “Drawings by Mike!” featuring works by Mike Kuchar in 2017 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition titled “Drawings by Mike!” featuring works by Mike Kuchar in 2017 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition titled “Drawings by Mike!” featuring works by Mike Kuchar in 2017 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition titled “Drawings by Mike!” featuring works by Mike Kuchar in 2017 at Anton Kern Gallery.This is an installation view of the exhibition titled “Drawings by Mike!” featuring works by Mike Kuchar in 2017 at Anton Kern Gallery.

Works

This is a work on paper titled High Adventure! by artist Mike Kuchar made in 2017. The materials are felt tip pen and ink on paper, and the dimensions are 22 inches by 33 inches.This is a work on paper titled Pagan's Picnic by artist Mike Kuchar made in 2017. The materials are felt tip pen and ink on paper, and the dimensions are 29 inches by 22.5 inches.This is a work on paper titled Party Time by artist Mike Kuchar made in 2016 to 2017. The materials are felt tip pen and ink on paper, and the dimensions are 26.5 inches by 21.5 inches.This is a work on paper titled Mythology by artist Mike Kuchar made in 2015. The materials are felt tip pen and ink on paper, and the dimensions are 30 inches by 22 inches.This is a work on paper titled High Adventure by artist Mike Kuchar made in 2015. The materials are felt tip pen and ink on paper, and the dimensions are 24 inches by 18 inches.

Press Release

Mike Kuchar

Drawings by Mike!

September 7 –
October 7, 2017

New York, August 3, 2017— Mike Kuchar, recipient of the United States Artist award in 1993, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017, was born in 1942. His teachers in public school recognized his ability to draw and suggested he attend a high school geared for commercial art because, “fine artists starve!”

 

After graduating from the School of Art and Design in Manhattan, he worked as a ‘retoucher,’ retouching ‘high fashion’ photos for Harpers Bazaar , Vogue  and the New York Times  fashion magazine while producing his own, low budget 16 mm movies at home, –This swept him into the ‘underground movie’ scene of the 1960s. Later, he moved to California where the ‘underground comics’ movement was in full swing. Mike painted the cover and illustrated three stories for a comic book titled ‘Gay Heart Throbs.’ Editors for other publications saw his work and asked him to contribute to their magazines…And so; Mike got back into drawing pictures! –He still makes movies, but likes to create with pen and brush too, hence; this ‘exhibit’ of original drawings from his private collection that have never been published. [Mike Kuchar]

 

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