Ben Passmore’s story follows a couple on the verge of a breakup during their visit to MoMA.
“While she’s listing her critiques of her husband,” Passmore reflects, “it’s clear she’s also describing her feelings about the artwork.”
As it turns out, the Philadelphia-based cartoonist was mining his own experiences.
“I visited MoMA shortly after ending things with a partner. I really needed the trip to the city and the escape from my own mind, but I noticed I spent a lot of the time being self-conscious about how little of the work I knew. I started skipping exhibits and scanning for the safety of work I recognized…. Then I thought, ‘fam this was you in so many relationships.’”
Read the whole comic on the MoMA’s website.