Past Exhibition

Aline Kominsky-Crumb: Hair Magic and More

Jan. 25 – March 14, 2014
Opening Reception: Fri., Jan. 24,            6 – 9 pm

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Famed cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb was inspired to do this series of portraits and related video on view, the Hair Magic Reality Show, by her mother’s beautician, Cookie. For years, when Aline visited her mother in Aventura, she would go with her to Cookie’s beauty parlor, “Hair Magic,” in North Miami Beach. Aline thought of drawing a comic about Cookie and her customers. Aline had to find a way to hang out and observe. Aline talked to her cousin Ilana, who often spends family visits while Aline is in Florida, and they came up with the idea of Ilana filming Aline getting a “Cookie makeover.” The artist is known for her own work, as much as for her collaborations with her husband of several decades, legendary cartoonist R. Crumb.


Image: Temporarily Blonde, 2012, colored pencil, ink, glitter and glue on paper, 17 × 14 inches. Courtesy DCKT Contemporary.