JULES FEIFFER

IF YOU REALLY LOVED ME, YOU'D FIND ME
THE STRIPS 1960 - 2000

JUNE 15 - AUGUST 11, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Jules Feiffer
“The Strips 1960 - 2000
If You Really Loved Me, You’d Find Me”

June 15 - August 11, 2006

Adam Baumgold Gallery presents the exhibition “Jules Feiffer: If You Really Loved Me, You’d Find Me, The Strips 1960 - 2000” a collection of over 60 cartoon strips by the Pullitzer Prize winning author, cartoonist and playwright from June 15 through August 11. This will be Feiffer’s first New York City gallery exhibition and will include his iconic drawings on politics, relationships, family and business all executed with the artist’s uniquely witty, caustic and prescient eye and distinctive line.

Included in the exhibition are several political works, many featuring a favorite Feiffer foil - Richard Nixon. One cartoon from 1973 depicts a large image of Nixon’s face with the caption “Would you buy a used country from this man?” Another drawing from 1993 repeatedly shows an older man’s face filled with consternation, bemoaning the good old days - families (stuck together when I was a kid), school (kids were motivated...), sex (what you didn’t know didn’t hurt you when I was a kid...). In the last panel the man’s face has an odd grin. The caption reads “Nostalgia. It’s never been better.”

Jules Feiffer was born in the Bronx in 1929. Feiffer served as an assistant to Will Eisner in the 1940’s, learning to tell stories with words and pictures while working on Eisner’s acclaimed “The Spirit” comic strip. Feiffer’s drawings appeared in the Village Voice for forty years 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 19 books. Since 1991 Feiffer has written and illustrated ten children’s’ books, the most recent being “A Room with a Zoo,” He has just completed the illustrations for an adult collection of stories by his wife, Jenny Allen, “The Long Chalkboard and Other Stories,” He is also the illustrator of the children’s book classic “The Phantom Tollbooth,” 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

Retrospectives of Jules Feiffer’s work have been held at The Library of Congress in 2001 and at the New York Historical Society in 2003. Feiffer also wrote the stage play Little Murders, among many others and the screenplay for Mike Nichols’ 1971 film Carnal Knowledge and Robert Altman’s Popeye. His short animation Munro won an Oscar in 1961.

The gallery summer hours are June: Tuesday through Saturday11:00-5:30, and July through August: Tuesday through Friday 11:00-6:00. For additional information please contact Adam Baumgold at (212)861-7338.

 

POLITICS

"Dick-N-Pat: Outlaw Football,"
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

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

 

"And You Call Yourself Santa Claus?," 1971
Ink on paper
11" x 14 1/2"

 

"Barbaric," 1971
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

"History(Morality Deleted)," 1974
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

"Dickie Doll ," 1973
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

"He'll Be Back," 1977
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

"Thought Roast," 1981
Ink on paper
111/2" x 14 1/2"

 

"Did You Ever Use Cocaine?" 1999
Ink on paper
8 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

"Under Gore," 2002
Ink on paper
15 1/4" x 10 3/4"

 

"A True Leader," 1982
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"I Am Not A Little Man," 1991
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"Silent Majority," 1969
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"We Won A War," 1991
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"Would You Buy A Used Country From This Man," 1973
Ink on paper
6" x 4"

 

"The United Disney of Americr," 1984
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"Storkism," 1981
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"A Dance To Autumn," 1969
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"A Dance To Autumn," 1997
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"Why The Smirk?" 2000
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"Unless We Blow You Up First," 1977
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"Momma Momma Momma," 1973
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

RELATIONSHIPS

"I Might As Well Be Gay,"
Ink and watercolor on paper
14" x 11"

 

"Minor Setback,"
Ink and watercolor on paper
14" x 11"

 

"If Only You Were Under 40,"
Ink and watercolor on paper
14" x 11"

 

"Smut,"
Ink and watercolor on paper
14" x 11"

 

"Me Me Me Me Me," 1972
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

"I Hate Your Guts," 1982
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

"I Have no Friends," 1972
Ink on paper
9 3/4" x 14 1/2"

"You Can't Change Human Nature," 1972
Ink on paper
10 1/2" x 14 1/2"

"Can I Go Now?" 1970
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"I Feel Like One of Us is Getting Ready to go on a Trip," 1976
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"If You Really Loved Me You'd Finde Me," 1976
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"I'm Free ," 1974
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"Old Fashioned Values," 1986
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

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

 

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

 

 

FAMILY

"First I Give Them A Cookbook,"
Ink and watercolor on paper
14" x 11"

 

Untitled (Mountain of Books)
Ink on paper
18" x 11 1/2"

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

 

"Bad Dog," 1980
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"Family Get Together," 1977
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"Blame the Maid," 1976
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

"Is This the Thanks I Get," 1985
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"Stop Dressing Like Me," 2000
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

 

"Masters and Johnson Have Been Talking to My Mother," 1988
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"Who Says You Can't Win Them All?," 1973
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"Posessive Love ," 1969
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"The Daddy Track," 1989
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"Once The Were Grownups," 1989
Ink on paper
11 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

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

 

 

BUSINESS ANDSOCIETY

"The Directly to Bed Line," 1974
Ink on paper
9 1/2 " x 14 1/4"

 

"Better Two Heads Who Know Who They Are," 1974
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

"Boredom is Essential," 1971
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

"To Our Shareholders," 2003
Ink and watercolor on paper
14" x 11"

 

"The Next American Dream," 1991
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

"Dumbness Counts ," 1989
Ink on paper
11 3/8" x 15 1/4"

 

"Enough Introspection," 1989
Ink on paper
11" x 15"

 

"I Make Faces," 1965
Ink on paper
14 1/2" x 23"

 

"I Got Those Capitalists Where it Hurts," 1969
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

"I Jog for Glory," 1978
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

"I Think I Might Look for a Job," 1969
Ink on paper
9 " x 15"

 

"I'm Going to Find A Chasm of My Own to Work With," 2000
Ink on paper
9 1/8" x 15"

 

"In the Old Days," 1961
Ink on paper
11" x 19"

 

"No, Keep Going!" 1990
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

"Nostalgia," 1993
Ink on paper
10 3/4" x 14 1/2"

 

"Rip Your Face Off," 2002
Ink on paper
14" x 11"

 

"The Answer to Misery is a Sale," 1969
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

"Figure Out What's Wrong," 1973
Ink on paper
11 1/2" x 14 1/2"

 

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

 

 

"CEOliloquey"
Ink and watecolor on paper
14" x 11"

 

IRIS PRINTS

"A Dance to Spring," 2004
Iris print on paper, ed. 12/40
10" x 16"

"Way To Go," 2004
Iris print on paper, ed. 7/40
20" x 16"

"Walking My Baby Back Home," 2004
Iris print on paper, ed. 13/40
20" x 16"

 

Reviewed in the NEW YORK TIMES

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