CHRIS WARE
Drawings for New York Periodicals

February 1 - March 15, 2008

 

Double-sided exhibition poster
18 5/8" x 14"

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Double-sided exhibition poster
18 5/8" x 14"

 

 

CHRIS WARE

Drawings for New York Periodicals

February 1 - March 15, 2008

Adam Baumgold Gallery presents a recent series of original comic drawings by Chris Ware "Drawings for New York Periodicals," from February 1 through March 15, 2008. The 40 drawings in the exhibition include the complete 30 weekly drawings comprising one chapter of the in-progress book "Building Stories" which inaugurated the "Funny Pages" in The New York Times Sunday magazine in 2005. In addition, the exhibition will feature the four different Thanksgiving cover drawings that were published simultaneously by The New Yorker in 2006 as well as the fifth cover that was released only online by The New Yorker. Other drawings by Chris Ware done specifically for the New Yorker will also appear in the exhibition.

The 30 "Building Stories" drawings focus on one day, one hour each, in the lives of the inhabitants of the three floors of a Chicago apartment building. Their thoughts, ambitions, day dreams, second guesses, and real-life interactions are scrutinized and in some cases amplified into seemingly monumental events.

The drawings for The New Yorker Thanksgiving issue combine scenes from the present and the past that comment on holidays, sustenance and war.

Chris Ware was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1967. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and also attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the author of "Jimmy Corrigan - the Smartest Kid on Earth" (Pantheon Books, 2000) which received the Guardian First Book Award in 2001 and the American Book Award in 2000. His is also the author of the irregular periodical "The Acme Novelty Library" (Volume #1 - #18) Chris Ware's books "Quimby the Mouse" and "The ACME Novelty Datebook" (Volume 1), were released in 2003 and in 2004. He was the recipient of the Eisner and Harvey Comic book awards, in 1994 and 2004, the "L'Alph Art" award in 2003, and a United States Artists "Hoi" Fellowship in 2007.

Chris Ware's "The ACME Novelty Library #18" ("Building Stories") and "The ACME Novelty Datebook" (Volume Two) as well as the portfolio of prints related to The New Yorker Thanksgiving covers ("The ACME Novelty Library #18.5") all were released in late 2007.

Chris Ware's work was included in the Whitney Biennial in 2002, as well as in the traveling exhibition MASTERS of American Comics in 2005-6 that opened at MOCA and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Chris Ware had a retrospective exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 2006, and in 2007 at the Sheldon Memorial Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris Ware lives and works in Oak Park, Illinois.

The gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 to 5:30 P.M. For additional information please contact Adam Baumgold at (212)861-7338 or at abaumgold@aol.com.

Signed copies of the double-sided exhibition poster and "The ACME Novelty Library #18" will be availible at the exhibition.

 

 

 

New Yorker Cover; Thanksgiving- Stuffing. 2006
Ink and colored pencil on paper
28" x 20"

New Yorker Cover; Thanksgiving- Conversation. 2006
Ink and colored pencil on paper
28" x 20"

New Yorker Cover; Thanksgiving- Family. 2006
Ink and colored pencil on paper
28" x 20"

New Yorker Cover; Thanksgiving- Main Course. 2006
Ink and colored pencil on paper
28" x 20"

 

New Yorker Cover (online) Thanksgiving- Leftovers. 2006
Ink and colored pencil on paper
28" x 20"

 

Hold Still.
New Yorker Cover October 3rd 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
27 1/2" x 20 5/16"

 

3mpireStat3.jpg, 2007
Ink and colored pencil on paper
16" x 24"

 


New Yorker Cover November 27th 2000
Ink and colored pencil on paper
25" x 20"

 


New Yorker Cover February 14 & 21 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
28" x 20"

 

Unsolved Mysteries of the North American Comic Strip, 2007
Ink on paper
20” x 28”

 

 

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) Introduction 1.
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

 

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) Introduction 2., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

 

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) Introduction 3., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

 

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 12 A. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 1 A. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 2 A. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 3 A. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 4 A. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 5 A. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 6 A. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 7 A. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 8 A. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 9 A. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 10 A. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 11 A. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) Intermission., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 12 P. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 1 P. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 2 P. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 3 P. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 4 P. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 5 P. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 6 P. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 7 P. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 8 P. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 9 P. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 10 P. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) 11 P. M., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
(September 23rd, 2000) Conclusion., 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

Building Stories;The New York Times.
Five years later. (Epilogue.), 2005
Ink and colored pencil on paper
20" x 15"

 

 

Press:
The Village Voice February 27 - March 4, 2008
  The New Yorker March 3, 2008
New York Magazine Online February 2008
The New Yorker October 10, 2005
  ARTFORUM January 2006
  The New York Times October 23, 2005
The New York Sun October 31, 2005
  The New York Press January 1, 2006