Richard Mock (New York)
"Same Song, Different Verse"
June 6 - July 5, 2009
After a showing a the Station Museum a few years ago, we are honored to show a collection of the works of one of Americas top political satirists, Richard Mock. These works are from the collection of a famous artist and a collector .
Richard Mock (1944 – July 28, 2006) was a printmaker, painter, sculptor, and editorial cartoonist. Mock was best known for his linocut illustrations that appeared on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times from 1980 through 1996.
Born in 1944 in Long Beach, California, Mock earned his bachelor's degree, studying lithography and block printing, at the University of Michigan. Settling in New York City in 1968, Mock had exhibitions at 112 Greene Street, The Whitney(in 1973), Exit Art, and his most recent show at the Sideshow Gallery in Brooklyn. In addition, Mock's art frequently appeared on the covers of the magazines Fifth Estate, Alternative Press Review and Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed. He has influenced many contemporary artists.
Mock died on July 28th, 2006 after a long illness.