30. How the New Museum Committed Suicide with Banality by William Powhida, 2009

William Powhida's graphite drawing commissioned by the Brooklyn Rail for the cover of its November 2009 issue reminded art world elite and groupies alike that satirical illustrations can still have their bite. Powhida proffered some unfettered criticism of the museum's cronyism, alongside caricatures of a number of internationally recognized artists (like "Howdy Doody Jeff Koons"), curators (like Massimiliano Gioni), trustees, and the museum director herself, Lisa Phillips. So, for all those wondering what institutional critique looks like...

image via