Hilarious Art Inspired by the Songs of “Weird Al” Yankovic


New York may have the Whitney Biennial, the New Museum Triennial, and MoMA’s thoroughly worthwhile Cindy Sherman retrospective, but there’s still one art show that makes us awfully jealous of Los Angeles. Earlier this week, we brought you some wonderful wood etchings of Mitch Hedberg quotes from pop culture-obsessed Gallery 1988‘s comedy-themed Is This Thing On? exhibition. And now, the gallery has shared a set of nine prints commemorating the greatest hits of “Weird Al” Yankovic that will also appear in the show, which opens tomorrow with a reception hosted by none other than the master musical satirist himself. Click through to preview the Weird Al series, and decide which you’ll be purchasing when the prints go up for sale — at only $35 a pop — on Gallery 1988’s website Saturday.

Alex Pardee for “Eat It”

David Perillo for “Smells Like Nirvana”

Adam Hanson for “Amish Paradise”

Phantom City Creative for “Like a Surgeon”

Graham Erwin for “Dare to Be Stupid”

Derek Deal for “Fat”

DKNG Studios for “White & Nerdy”

Todd Slater for “UHF”

Joshua Budich