I have always held a special place in my creative heart for humor in art. Two of my favorite humorous artists are Andy Warhol and Rene Magritte. Each employs what I consider to be humor in his own way. Warhol used the in-your-face images of advertising and vividly colored celebrity portraits to comment on the visual age. Magritte hybridized humans with fruit, and used written language with visual symbols to comment on the non-real nature of visual art. I get a chuckle out of that at least.
As a small tribute to two of my favorite artists, I have composed the image below. It is a cross breed of Warhol’s 1966 cover for Velvet Underground’s “Velvet Underground&Nico” and Magritte’s “Ceci n’est pas une pomme” and “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” (1928-1929). As always, I hope you enjoy.