The Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois Gallery is very proud to announce its first personal exhibition of Tomi Ungerer Overdose.
Tomi Ungerer never restricted him to one type of expression. Mostly known for his children’s books (including the famous «The Three Robbers»), he has also produced extraordinary illustrations for the press, for political and satirical purposes. Furthermore, since the 60s, he distinguished himself with his erotic drawings, texts, and more recently with his collages and sculptures. An extraordinary and protean universe that remains to be discovered.
While we had just begun our collaboration and worked with him on our first exhibition, Tomi unfortunately left us on February 9, 2019.
But, as he ardently desired, we are maintaining our project.
While at the Irish Cultural Center will be presented a selection of collages inspired by the world of Samuel Beckett in an exhibition entitled «pending» (press release attached), we will try on our side to show the diversity and richness of Tomi’s work with our exhibition “Overdose”, on the thematic of Excess. This Excess that defined so well the personality and the work of Tomi Ungerer, alternatively joyful, light-hearted, desperate, cynical but always marked by a grinding humor and impertinence!
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication as a tribute to this great artist.
Sunday 19 May 2019 at 3:00 pm
Projections of Tomi Ungerer, l’esprit frappeur, by Brad Bernstein and Jean de La Lune, by Stephan Schesch after Tomi Ungerer’s tale (with the nice autorisation of Le Pacte)
Paris, France 36 Rue de Seine
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Over the last 25 years, the Galerie Georges- Philippe & Nathalie Vallois has been dedicating itself to promoting internationally renowned artists by allying Contemporary art with New Realism. Opened in 1990 in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, it has managed to unite established and contemporary artists in an ambitious exhibition programme. Since its inception the gallery has successively organized the first French solo shows of artists such as Alain Bublex (1992), Gilles Barbier (1995), Henrique Oliveira (2011), Pierre Seinturier (2014) and more recently of Iranian duo Peybak (2015) or French artist Lucie Picandet and American artist John DeAndrea in 2018. This story is extended by the representation of avant-garde artists of the 60s such as Tinguely, Villeglé, Stämpfli or Niki de Saint Phalle. In 2016, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois has opened a second exhibition space at 33 rue de Seine, and continues to develop important consulting and publishing activities.
Pilar Albarracín / Gilles Barbier / Julien Berthier / Julien Bismuth / Alain Bublex / John DeAndrea / Massimo Furlan / Taro Izumi / Richard Jackson / Adam Janes / Jean-Yves Jouannais / Martin Kersels / Paul Kos / Paul McCarthy / Jeff Mills /Arnold Odermatt / Henrique Oliveira / Peybak / Lucie Picandet / Lázaro Saavedra / Niki de Saint Phalle / Pierre Seinturier / Peter Stämpfli / Jean Tinguely / Keith Tyson / Tomi Ungerer/ Jacques Villeglé / Olav Westphalen / Winshluss / Virginie Yasse