Man Walks Into a Bar
Man Walks Into a Bar by Franzika Sperling and Johannes Sperling. This remarkable collection of artist’s postcards of the same name could not have a more fitting title. Drawn, written, or stuck together, postcards featuring the contributing artists’ favorite jokes make up the unique content of this amusing small volume. The postcards are addressed to the fictitious figure Pepe Nietnagel―a pseudonym that prompts us to pick up our ears: is it the rascal from the popular series of German “Pauker” films from the late sixties and early seventies? As it happens, there is indeed something mischievous about this undertaking. The two editors, Franziska and Johannes Sperling, wrote to selected artists, and about one hundred of them responded to their request and mailed them small works of art.