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Art Spiegelman at the Jewish Museum and BAM

Monday, January 06, 2014

Art Spiegelman talks about the exhibition “Co-Mix: A Retrospective” at The Jewish Museum, which celebrates his career and work. It's the first U.S. retrospective that spans Spiegelman’s career: from his early days in underground “comix” to the genesis of Maus to his provocative covers for The New Yorker to his artistic collaborations. He also talks about “Wordless” at BAM, an innovative hybrid of slides, talk, and musical performance created in collaboration with acclaimed jazz composer Phillip Johnston. 

 

Copyright © 1981 by Art Spiegelman. Used by permission of the artist and The Wylie Agency LLC. Courtesy Drawn + Quarterly.
Art Spiegelman, cover art for Print magazine, May/June 1981, watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

From “Co-Mix: A Retrospective” at The Jewish Museum, November 8, 2013 – March 23, 2014.

Maus I Copyright © 1973, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 by Art Spiegelman.
Art Spiegelman, page 2 of Prisoner on the Hell Planet, first published in Short Order Comix, no. 1, 1973, ink, collage, and correction fluid on scratchboard.

Used courtesy of Pantheon Books, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC, used electronically by permission of The Wylie Agency LLC.

From “Co-Mix: A Retrospective” at The Jewish Museum, November 8, 2013 – March 23, 2014.

Copyright © 1980 by Art Spiegelman. Used by permission of the artist and The Wylie Agency LLC. Courtesy Drawn + Quarterly.
Art Spiegelman, cover for RAW no. 1: The Graphix Magazine of Postponed Suicides, 1980.

From “Co-Mix: A Retrospective” at The Jewish Museum, November 8, 2013 – March 23, 2014.

Copyright © 1989 by Art Spiegelman. Used by permission of the artist and The Wylie Agency LLC.
Art Spiegelman, Self-Portrait with Maus Mask, 1989.

From “Co-Mix: A Retrospective” at The Jewish Museum, November 8, 2013 – March 23, 2014.

Copyright © 1973, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 by Art Spiegelman.
Art Spiegelman, cover art for Maus I, first edition, c. 1986, ink, color pencil, and pencil on paper.

Used courtesy of Pantheon Books, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC, used electronically by permission of The Wylie Agency LLC.

From “Co-Mix: A Retrospective” at The Jewish Museum, November 8, 2013 – March 23, 2014.

Copyright © 1985 by Art Spiegelman. Used by permission of the artist and The Wylie Agency LLC.
Art Spiegelman, study for Maus II, A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began, c. 1985, pen, pencil and correction fluid on paper.

From “Co-Mix: A Retrospective” at The Jewish Museum, November 8, 2013 – March 23, 2014.

Maus, Volume II Copyright © 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991 by Art Spiegelman. Used courtesy of Pantheon Books, an imprint of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House LLC.
Art Spiegelman, back cover of The Complete Maus, c. 1986. Maus, Volume I Copyright © 1973, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 by Art Spiegelman.

From “Co-Mix: A Retrospective” at The Jewish Museum, November 8, 2013 – March 23, 2014.

Copyright © 1993 by Art Spiegelman. Used by permission of the artist and The Wylie Agency LLC.
Art Spiegelman, cover art for “Valentine’s Day,” The New Yorker, February 15, 1993, gouache and watercolor on paper.

From “Co-Mix: A Retrospective” at The Jewish Museum, November 8, 2013 – March 23, 2014.

Copyright © 2000 by Art Spiegelman. Used by permission of the artist and The Wylie Agency LLC. Courtesy Drawn + Quarterly.
Art Spiegelman, cover art for “’Twas the Night Before Hanukkah,” The New Yorker, December 18, 2000, gouache on paper.

From “Co-Mix: A Retrospective” at The Jewish Museum, November 8, 2013 – March 23, 2014.

Copyright © 2012 by Art Spiegelman. Used by permission of the artist and The Wylie Agency LLC. Courtesy Drawn + Quarterly.
Art Spiegelman, It Was Today, Only Yesterday (detail), 2012, digital drawing for a painted glass installation at The High School of Art and Design, New York.

From “Co-Mix: A Retrospective” at The Jewish Museum, November 8, 2013 – March 23, 2014.

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