Jules Feiffer “Out of Line: Drawings 1960 - 2015”

Adam Baumgold Gallery (60 E 66th St.)

poster for Jules Feiffer “Out of Line: Drawings 1960 - 2015”
[Image: Jules Feiffer "Too Much in a Hurry" (1998) Ink on paper 8 1/2 x 14 3/8 in.]

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Adam Baumgold Gallery presents the exhibition Jules Feiffer, Out of Line: Drawings 1960 - 2015, a collection of over sixty comics and drawings by the Pulitzer Prize winning author, cartoonist and playwright. This will be Feiffer’s second exhibition at the gallery and will include his iconic drawings on politics, relationships, family and business, all executed with the artist’s witty, caustic and prescient eye, and distinctive line.

Included in the exhibition are several political works from the ’60s and ’70s, many featuring a favorite Feiffer foil, Richard Nixon. In the Nixon strip If You Think Everything Your Government Tells You Is A Lie, 1971, it becomes evident that fact and fiction in politics are indistinguishable. Many Feiffer drawings have existential themes. In a cartoon from 1998 a man looks for a moment of respite from the grind of modern life, but his face contorts into a neurotic scream when he experiences a moment of tranquility.

Jules Feiffer was born in the Bronx in 1929. He served as an assistant to Will Eisner in the 1940s, learning to tell stories with words and pictures while working on Eisner’s acclaimed “The Spirit” comic strip. For forty years, Feiffer’s drawings appeared in the Village Voice, where he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. His works have frequently appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Playboy, Esquire, The Nation, and Fortune, and have been the subject for over 20 books. Since 1961, Jules Feiffer has written and illustrated many children’s books, most notably the classic The Phantom Tollbooth (by Norton Juster). In 2004 received the National Cartoonist Society Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2006 he was honored with the Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award, given by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

Jules Feiffer’s work has been featured in retrospectives at The Library of Congress in 2001, the New York Historical Society in 2003, the School of Visual Arts in 2006, and the Eric Carle Museum in 2012. He wrote the stage play Little Murders, among many others including the screenplay for Mike Nichols’s 1971 film Carnal Knowledge and Robert Altman’s Popeye. His short animation Munro won an Oscar in 1961.



from April 23, 2015 to June 06, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-04-23 from 18:00 to 20:00


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