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“Cartoon” Furniture

The New York Gallery Chamber recently unveiled their newest exhibit, Domestic Appeal. Juan Garcia Mosqueda, the founder, was not present for the opening because he was denied entry into the U.S. Domestic Appeal is one of the four exhibitions curated by Matylda Krzykowski and was influenced by Richard Hamilton’s 1956 work, “Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?”. The two pieces have their similarities; both works are made from a hodge-podge of objects and materials while being commentary on the consumerist lifestyle. Different artists were commissioned to create their own interpretation of a common household object. The exhibit has been referred to as “cartoon furniture”, but that does not seem to be the intent of the creator. Domestic Appeal looks like it was inspired by modern art, rather than cartoons. The reason it could be interpreted as “cartoony” would be the simplistic designs, but some sculptures still look too complicated and stiff to have a cartoon influence.