Double-sided Monograph exhibition poster
27" x 31"

Verso
(68.5cm x 78.75cm)

Other CHRIS WARE Multiples, Prints, Posters

 

 

 

 

Monograph - Back and Front Covers, 2016
Ink, blue pencil on paper
29 3/4" x 40 1/4"

(75.6cm x 102.2cm)

 

 

For Immediate Release:

        Adam Baumgold Gallery presents an exhibition of original drawings by Chris Ware to coincide with the release of his new book Monograph (Rizzoli). The book, and these works, form a sort of mini-retrospective spanning never before exhibited early works to more recent experiments and pages, the exhibition balancing the relationship between two and three dimensional approaches with a display of his now out-of-print mass-produced objects, as well.

        Bringing together drawings from a broad cross section of his career, in the words of Françoise Mouly, “[Ware’s] beat is daily life: how we relate or fail to relate to each other, how we inhabit our homes and apartments” Ware's pages become maps, diagrams, x-rays, advertisements, music and blueprints for abbreviations of emotional memory. His crisp templates, insets, borders, and dotted lines mimic mnemonic processes, allowing his stories to move “forward and backward in time, span generations, careen from the most private internal feelings to wide shots of the city or the vast expanse of a World’s Fair.”

        Chris Ware is the author of Jimmy Corrigan – the Smartest Kid on Earth, which received the Guardian First Book Award and was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial of American Art — as well as chosen by The London Times in 2010 as one of the best 100 books of the decade and deemed one of Amazon’s “100 Books to Read in a Lifetime” in 2014. His fourteen-books-in-a-box experiment Building Stories was voted a 2012 Top Ten Fiction Book of the Year by The New York Times, Time Magazine and Publishers Weekly. A regular contributor to The New Yorker Magazine since 1999, he guest-edited the 13th issue of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern and was the first cartoonist chosen to regularly serialize an ongoing story in The New York Times Magazine and, more recently, in the pages of the Guardian. His work has appeared in solo exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Gävle Konstcentrum in Sweden and was the focus of the PBS program Art in the 21st Century in late 2016. Moreover, Chris Ware is widely acknowledged as the most gifted and beloved cartoonist of his generation by both his wife and his twelve-year-old daughter.

The opening reception for the artist will take place on Friday, November 10th from 5:30 to 8pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunville Daily, 1987
Ink, red pencil on paper
28 1/2" x 20 1/4"

(72.4cm x 51.4cm)

 

 

 

 

Gym Class, 1987
Ink, red pencil on paper
17" x 12"

(43.2cm x 30.5cm)

 

 

 

 

 

Waking Up Blind, 1988
Ink, red pencil on paper
40" x 25"

(101.6cm x 63.5cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waking Up Blind CARTOON (Snowman.), 1988
Ink, red pencil on paper
16 3/4" x 11 3/4"

(42.5cm x 29.8cm)

 

 

Waking Up Blind, Cut out house, 1988
Ink, red pencil on paper
16 1/2" x 11 5/8"

(41.9cm x 29.5cm)

 

 

 

 

Potato Man Alone, 1988
Ink, red pencil on paper
20" x 6 1/2"

(50.8cm x 16.5cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexican Reminiscences, 1988
Ink, red pencil on paper
20" x 11 3/4"

(50.8cm x 29.8cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 (top layer)

 

1 (under drawing)

 

2

The Hurricane, 1989
Ink, red pencil on mylar and paper
15 3/4" x 11 1/2" each (two layers of page 1 shown separately here)
2 pages
(40cm x 29.2cm each)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 (under drawing)

1

 

2 (under drawing)

 

2

3

4

5

6

I Guess, 1990
(from RAW Volume 2, No. 3, 1991)
Ink on mylar, red pencil on paper
15 3/4" x 11 1/2" each
6 pages (2 under drawings shown separately here)
(40cm x 29.2cm each)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quimbies the Mouse, 1990
Ink, red pencil on paper
24 1/2" x 19 7/8"

(62.2cm x 50.5cm)

 

 

 

 

 

Quimby Mouse (Weese's House), 1990
Ink, red pencil on paper
26 1/2" x
21 3/4"
(67.3cm x 55.2cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quimby the Mouse - Open House., 1990
Ink, red pencil on paper
27 5/8" x 24 1/8"

(70.2cm x 61.3cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quimby Mouse (Tiny Objects), 1990
Ink, red pencil on paper
26 1/2" x
24"
(67.3cm x 61cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quimby Mouse (Autumn.), 1990
Ink, red pencil on paper
26 7/8" x
22 1/8"
(68.6cm x 56.2cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sparky Is Best Comics and Stories (giant thought balloon.), 1991
Ink, red pencil on paper
27 1/4" x
22 3/4"
(69.2cm x 57.8cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sparky Is Best Comics and Stories (I Am a Sickness That Infects my Friends.), 1991
Ink, red pencil on paper
50" x 30"
(127cm x 76.2cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy Corrigan — ACME 1; calling Mom, 1993
Ink, blue pencil on paper
23" x 15"

(58.4cm x 38cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACME 4 Cover (Sparky's Best Comics and Stories), 1994
Ink, blue pencil on paper
29 1/4" x 23"

(74.3cm x 58.4cm)

 

 

 

 

 

ACME 4 Back Cover (Quimby the Mouse cut out), 1995
Ink, blue pencil on paper
26 1/4" x 20"

(66.7cm x 50.8cm)

 

 

 

 

Quimby the Mouse Giant-Size Distillation of Earthly Corpus - Box Design, 2003
Ink, blue pencil on paper
16 1/4" x 20"

(41.2cm x 50.8cm)

 

 

 

 

Quimby the Mouse Giant-Size Distillation of Earthly Corpus - Box Set, 2003
Quimby the Mouse, Sparky the Cat, Miniature Storybook, Box
4" x 7" x 8"

(10cm x 17.75cm x 20.3cm)

additional views

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rusty Brown — deleted page, 2001
Ink, blue pencil on paper
28" x 20"

(71cm x 50.8cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rusty Brown Lunchbox (front and back panel), 2003
Ink, blue pencil on paper
29" x 19 1/4"

(73.7cm x 48.9cm)

 

 

 

Rusty Brown Lunchbox (exterior surround), 2003
Ink, blue pencil on paper
29" x 19"

(73.7cm x 48.25cm)

 

 

 

 

Rusty Brown Lunchbox (interior games and puzzles), 2003
Ink, blue pencil on paper
29" x 11 3/8"

(73.7cm x 28.9cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rusty Brown Lunchpail with small booklet (front, back, and interior views), 2003
7 1/2" x 8" x 4"

(19cm x 20.3cm x 10cm)

 

 

 

 

 

Hold Still, 2005
The New Yorker Magazine Cover, published 10/03/2005
Ink, blue pencil on paper
26 1/2" x 19 3/4"

(67.3cm x 50cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unmasked, 2009
The New Yorker Magazine Cover, published 11/02/2009
Ink, blue pencil on paper
28" x 19 1/2"

(71cm x 48.25cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACME Novelty Library 17 Cover, 2006
Ink, blue pencil on paper
17" x 19 3/4"

(43cm x 50cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acme 19 - Cover Typography, 2007
ACME Novelty Library 17 Cover
Ink, blue pencil on paper
20" x 25 5/8"

(50.8cm x 65cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Endpapers - Acme 19 (Rockets and Bikinis version two.), 2007
Ink, blue pencil on paper
17 1/8" x
20"
(43.5cm x 50.8cm)

 

 

 

 

Endpapers - Acme 19 (Cutaway rocketship.), 2007
Ink, blue pencil on paper
20 1/4" x 28 7/8"

(51.4cm x 73.3cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-portrait, 2001
Ink, blue pencil on paper
16 7/8" x 12"

(42.9cm x 30.5cm)

 

 

 

 

 

Self-portrait (seated), 2013
Ink, blue pencil on paper
20 3/8" x 23"

(51.75cm x 58.4cm)

 

 

 

 

 

Why I • Comics, 2015
Ink, blue pencil on paper
23 1/2" x 19 3/4"

(59.7cm x 50cm)

 

 

 

 

Ware: Conversations - Cover, 2016
Cover drawing for Ware: Conversations, edited by Jean Braithwaite, 2016
Ink, blue pencil on paper
20 1/8"
x 29 5/8"
(51cm x 75.25cm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Box Design - Comics, Emotional Directness, and Self-Doubt, 2015
Ink, blue pencil on paper
27 1/4" x 23"

(69.2cm 58.4cm)

 

 

 

 

Box - Comics, Emotional Directness, and Self-Doubt, 2015
Printed cardboard box
2 3/4" x 10" x 8"

(7cm x 25.4cm x 20.3cm)