Art Spiegelman’s Private Museum
a digital essay on the history and aesthetics of comics trip.
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Art Spiegelman’s Private Museum is a 100% digital essay on the history and aesthetics of comics trip.
This text, previously unpublished in France, summarizes Art Spiegelman’s thoughts and reflections. Over the last thirty years, he has given many lectures on comic strip to the San Francisco Academy of Art and the School of Visual Arts of New York, as well as during various symposiums, as a way of paying tribute to the heritage of the Ninth Art, to which he has been steadfastly committed, as it can be seen in his work itself.
The essay is preceded by a foreword and illustrated by:
- facsimiles of 15 original pages by various artists whom the author of Maus admires, also presented in the exhibition;
- Four interviews previously unreleased of Art Spiegelman (with French subtitles), about some authors he admires: Rodolphe Töppfer, Richard Outcault, Chester Gould, Harold Gray, Harvey Kurtzman, Justin Green.
This book goes with the great exhibition “Art Spiegelman’s Private Museum”, held in Angoulême from 26th January to 6th May 2012. On this occasion, the author has rummaged through the collections of the Cité de la bande dessinée and appealed to prestigious American collections, in order to set up, in the Comic Strip Museum, his own « private museum of the history and accomplishments of comics trip », with complete subjectivity.