Line and Frame: A Survey of European Comic Art at Danese/Corey

 

 

 

Enki Bilal Vertebrati Couple II 2014. Acrylic on canvas. 56 x 45 inches

The exhibition, Line and Frame: A Survey of European Comic Art will bring together over 40 European artists from the last 70 years. This is the first time a rare strip and “crayonné” by Franco-Belgian master Hergé from his series, The Adventures of Tintin: Les Bijoux de la Castafiore will be on view in the US.

Philippe Druillet ~ Loane Sloane #8 2013. Illustration/Acrylic on Canvas. 45.5 x 32 inches

While original comic art has been popular for decades, it has just started to gain momentum in the U.S. One example ~ original comic art exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA and The Jewish Museum in New York. Despite these exhibitions, never have so many European comic artists’ work been under one roof.

Visitors might be familiar with the exhibition’s artists without realizing it, for instance, Moebius who contributed designs and visual concepts to groundbreaking films including Alien, Tron, and The Fifth Element and Jacques de Loustal has been featured in The New Yorker.

Francois Schuiten, Homage to Frank Lloyd Wright 2019. Illustration/Black ink on paper. 20 x 12 inches

Line and Frame: A Survey of European Comic Art provides a wide view of what comics can be. The exhibition is presented by Art9, with cultural partners, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, The Consulate of the Kingdom of Belgium, The Cultural Services for Wallonie-Bruxelles International and The French-American Foundation.

Moebius Strawatcher 1998. Illustration/Black ink and Watercolor on paper
8 x 6 inches

Line and Frame: A Survey of European Comic Art will be on view from February 27 through March 14, 2020 at Danese/Corey, 511 West 22nd Street, off the High Line in Chelsea, NYC. Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, February 27th from 6-8pm.

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