The trailer-trash of paints, enamel dries quickly into a shiny, turgid surface—not for nothing did de Kooning slather the stuff into his seminal 1948 "Black Paintings" (abstractions in which his genius for meaty brushstrokes entwining vulgarity with elegance began its long run). Joyce Pensato's black-and-white enamel portraits of American cartoon idols—from Felix the Cat to Homer Simpson—stomp the de Kooning pedal through the Warholian floorboards and career into a jazzy head-on collision of... More >>>