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Friday, April 8, 2022

Exhibition in photos: Chris Ware 2022 at Galerie Martel

 Chris Ware 2022. Galerie Martel. Paris. 16 March - 16 April 2022.

Opening just a day before Chris Ware's Grand Prix exhibition debuted at the 49th edition of the Angoulême International Comics Festival, Galerie Martel in Paris presented a parallel selling exhibition of his original art work to whet the appetites of collectors and aficionados. Twenty-four pieces dating from 1999 to 2020 were dutifully displayed in custom-made plastic frames whose simple aesthetic design was well suited for the task.  

This is the third time that Rina Zavagli has hosted Chris Ware at Galerie Martel (the first was in 2013, the second in 2018). Once again her humble gallery space played host for the vernissage on 15 March in the presence of Chris Ware, who made himself available for a rare one hour signing session that was fully booked in a blink of an eye.    

The poster for the Angoulême International Comics Festival serves as the central image of the exhibition, so it goes without saying that the gallery offers this image as a limited edition seriegraphe, signed and numbered by Ware himself.

Also available at Galerie Martel are several boutique items related to the exhibit: a Rusty Brown Fine Art Print Set and a 197 page picture book of images related to the Rusty Brown Theme Song animated film.

The Galerie Martel webiste provides thorough information about the exhibit, the boutique items and the individual pieces (including their dimensions, technique and cost). 

-Nick Nguyen

All photos taken by Nick Nguyen

Photos are organized in an attempt to present a visual chronology of the exhibition installation as experienced in a sequential walkthrough.




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