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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

. . . .Adam Baumgold Gallery presents the exhibition Jules Feiffer, Out of Line: Drawings 1960 - 2015 from April 23rd through June 6th, a collection of over sixty comics and drawings by the Pulitzer Prize winning author, cartoonist and playwright. This will be Feiffer’s second exhibition at the gallery and will include his iconic drawings on politics, relationships, family and business, all executed with the artist’s witty, caustic and prescient eye, and distinctive line.

. . . .Included in the exhibition are several political works from the ’60s and ’70s, many featuring a favorite Feiffer foil, Richard Nixon. In the Nixon strip If You Think Everything Your Government Tells You Is A Lie, 1971, it becomes evident that fact and fiction in politics are indistinguishable. Many Feiffer drawings have existential themes. In a cartoon from 1998 a man looks for a moment of respite from the grind of modern life, but his face contorts into a neurotic scream when he experiences a moment of tranquility.

. . . .Jules Feiffer was born in the Bronx in 1929. He served as an assistant to Will Eisner in the 1940s, learning to tell stories with words and pictures while working on Eisner’s acclaimed “The Spirit” comic strip. For forty years, Feiffer’s drawings appeared in the Village Voice, where he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. His works have frequently appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Playboy, Esquire, The Nation, and Fortune, and have been the subject for over 20 books. Since 1961, Jules Feiffer has written and illustrated many children’s books, most notably the classic The Phantom Tollbooth (by Norton Juster). In 2004 received the National Cartoonist Society Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2006 he was honored with the Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award, given by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

. . . .Jules Feiffer’s work has been featured in retrospectives at The Library of Congress in 2001, the New York Historical Society in 2003, the School of Visual Arts in 2006, and the Eric Carle Museum in 2012. He wrote the stage play Little Murders, among many others including the screenplay for Mike Nichols’s 1971 film Carnal Knowledge and Robert Altman’s Popeye. His short animation Munro won an Oscar in 1961.

. . . .In May, a new monograph of Feiffer’s work Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer will be published by Abrams with a forward by Mike Nichols. Recently, Jules Feiffer’s autobiography Backing Into Forward, was released in 2012. His first graphic novel Kill My Mother, 2014, has received great acclaim, and an exhibition of original works from that book is currently being held at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York through April 26th.

. . . .The artist will be present at the opening reception to sign his new monograph, Out of Line, on Thurs. April 23rd, from 6-8pm. A preview of the exhibition can be seen at www.adambaumgoldgallery.com. Special thanks to Jean Albano Gallery.

 

BERNARD AND HUEY

 

Minor Setback
Ink and collage on paper
18 1/2” x 14 1/4”

 

 

Beatnik Nostalgia
Ink and collage on paper
20” x 14 7/8”
Published in Playboy

 

 

POLITICS

 

 

If You Think Everything Your Government Tells You is a Lie, 1971
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 3/4” x 14 1/2”

 

 


Senator Why Do You Support the War?, 1971
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 1/4” x 14 1/2”

 

 

We've Won!, 1972
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 1/4” x 14 1/8”


 

Now We Come to the Media, 1973
Ink on paper
Image size:11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

 

I Acknowledge That The Constitution Has A Right To Its Defenders, 1973
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 1/2” x 14”

 

 

There Is Growing Criticism That The President Is Remote And Isolated, 1973
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 1/2” x 14 1/2”


 

I Live in One Kind of America, 1982
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 1/2” x 14 3/8”

 

 

 

WORK

 

What Was Your Last Job?, 1970
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 1/2” x 14 7/16”

 

 

 

 

 

RELATIONSHIPS

 

You Devour Me, 1997
Ink on paper
Image size: 11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

 

I'm Free, 1974
Ink on paper
Image size: 8” x 14”

 

 

I'm Not a Male Chauvinist Pig, 1971
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 3/4” x 14 1/2”

 

 

So Tense My Body Feels, 1978
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 1/4” x 14 1/2”

 

 

Who's Unhappy? 1969
Ink on paper
Image size: 11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

 

Wearing Different Wigs, 1971
Ink on paper
Image size: 8" x 14"

 

 

Do You Bernard Take Olivia…?, 1980
Ink on paper
Image size: 8” x 14 3/8”

 

You Really Turn Me On, 1972
Ink on paper
Image size: 11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

I Have No Friends, 1972
Ink on paper
Image size: 7 1/4” x 14”

 

 

 

FAMILY

 

I'm Never Coming Down, 1969
Ink on paper
Image size: 12 1/2” x 23”

 

 

Who Says You Can't Win 'Em All?, 1973
Ink on paper
Image size: 8" x 14 1/2"

 

 

Someday He May Inherit My Power, 1975
Ink on paper
9 " x 14 1/2"

 

 

I Never Want to Grow Up, 1974
Ink on paper
Image size: 11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

 

My Son and I Are Very Close, 1981
Ink on paper
Image size: 9 1/4” x 14 9/16”

 

 


I Don’t Like to Go to School, 1974
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 7/8” x 14 7/16”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTROSPECTION

 

 

All My Happiness I Owe To Guilt, 1969
Ink on paper
Image size: 7 1/4" x 14"

 

 

All Summer Long..., 1970
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 1/2” x 14 1/2”

 

Drugs Are a Depressant, 1975
Ink on paper
Image size: 8” x 14 1/2”

 

 

I Hate The Telephone, 1978
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 1/2” x 14 1/2”

 

 

This Year, 1973
Ink on paper
Image size:8" x 14"

 

 

I Used to Wonder How I’d Stand Up to The Worst Moment in My Life, 1971
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 3/8” x 14 1/2”

 

 

Envy, 1970
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 1/2” x 14 1/2”

 

 

I Felt Like a Coward So I Climbed a Mountain, 1977
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 1/4” x 14 3/8”


 

I Hate Myself, 1973
Ink on paper
Image size: 9” x 14 1/2”

 



 

 

SONG & DANCE

 

Lightfoot, 2015
Ink, watercolor on paper
24" x 18"

 

 

 

 

A Dance To the New Year, 1976
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 1/2" x 14"

 

 

A Dance To Spring, 1979
Ink on paper
Image size: 8 1/2" x 14"

 

 

You Sing My Blues Away, 2014
Ink, watercolor on paper
16 7/8” x 14”


Stay My Dear, 2014
Ink, watercolor on paper
16 7/8” x 13 7/8”

 

Couple, 2015
Ink, watercolor on paper
17" x 14"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled (Embrace), 2014
Ink, watercolor on paper
14 7/8” x 9 15/16”

 

 

 

 

 

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Boob Noir (6 pages), 2014
Ink on paper
17" x 14" each

 

 

 

 

PRINTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walking My Baby Back Home, 2015
Iris print, ed. 40
16" x 20"

 

 

 

 

Way To Go, 2015
Iris print, ed. 40
16" x 20"

 

 

Big Town, 2015
Iris print, ed. 40
16" x 20"

 

 

 

 

Easy To Love, 2015
Iris print, ed. 40
16" x 20"

 

 

JULES FEIFFER PRESS