Art Spiegelman retrospective coming to the AGO
The AGO announced today that they're giving Toronto comic books for the holidays: Art Spiegelman's CO-MIX: A Retrospective will run from December 20, 2014 - March 14, 2015. Pulitzer Prize winner and one of the Time's 100 Most Influential People, the Maus cartoonist's work is a thrill to see in person: layers upon layers of drawings go into each panel of a Spiegelman comic, complete with white-out scars and camera-resistant blue pencil sketches - I'm all a flutter just thinking about it.
The AGO exhibit will include rarely seen works from Spiegelman's early career (including his teens); original drawings such as cover art from The New Yorker, 2004's Shadow of No Towers, and Topps Chewing Gum concept sketches, as well as an autobiographical continuous strip called Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@?*!. Art Spiegelman is probably best known for Pulitzer Prize winning Maus, a devastating rendition of Spiegelman's parents' experiences under the Nazis, first in Poland and eventually in Auschwitz.
Art Spiegelman's CO-MIX: A Retrospective will run from December 20, 2014 - March 14, 2015 at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Lead image from Maus