FSD Dept. of Oh Hell Yes: A Basil Wolverton show at the Portland Art Center. Fans of early Mad Magazine madness or Robert Crumb should jump on this immediately — Wolverton is the reason for all of it. Sick, twisted, and totally beautiful, curator Kenny Scharf describes it best:
“Anyone interested in monsters with dripping drooling, popeyed, veiny, hairy grins will feel the importance of this master artist Basil Wolverton.”
The show is from June 7-29. Hopefully this is just the beginning of the Wolverton Revival. The guy was so ahead of his time that over fifty years later it all looks brand new. Did we mention he used to live right across the river in the ‘Couv? Because he did. Dope.