Chris Ware

New Drawings From "The ACME Novelty Library No. 16"

October 28 - December 3, 2005


The ACME Novelty Library #16
New Original Comic Drawings
October 28 - December 3, 2005

Adam Baumgold Gallery presents a new series of original comic drawings by Chris Ware for his forthcoming book “Acme Novelty Library #16.” This will be Chris Ware’s first New York solo exhibition. The works in the exhibition continue the serialized stories of “Rusty Brown” and “Building Stories,” which Ware has been working on during the last four years. All of the drawings in the exhibition will be from or at least have some connection to this 16th issue, which will premiere with advance copies at the opening.

Chris Ware was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1967. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He produces a weekly newspaper strip, the irregular periodical “The ACME Novelty Library," and and 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 work has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Ragtime Ephemeralist, and was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial. Ware’s “Building Stories,” appears weekly in The New York Times Sunday Magazine. The books "Quimby the Mouse" and "The ACME Novelty Datebook" were released in 2003, and in 2004 he edited the 13th issue of “McSweeney’s.” He was the recipient of the Eisner and Harvey Comic book awards, in 1994 and 2004, and "L'Alph Art" award in 2003. His new collection, “The ACME Novelty Library," was released by Pantheon in fall of 2005, and his comic book of the same name will begin republication with issue number 16 at the end of the year. Chris Ware lives and works in Chicago.

Chris Ware’s work will be included in the joint exhibition at MOCA and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, MASTERS of American Comics, from November 20, 2005 to March 12, 2006.

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.


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"The ACME Novelty Library No. 16"



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