RARE is pleased to present an archive of original artwork created by illustrator and author Rick Meyerowitz for the seminal satirical magazine “National Lampoon,” on view from October 29–December 5, 2015, with an opening reception Thursday, October 29th, from 6–8 pm.
The exhibition will feature finished artwork, process drawings, typescripts, vintage “Lampoon” issues, albums, books, and associated ephemera from the very beginning of the publication through the early 1990s. Among the many items on display will be: the “Mona Gorilla” (above); the Dodosaurs; both the famous “Animal House” poster and its preparatory sketch; several versions of Meyerowitz’s celebrated “Bird” parodies; and his unconventional takes on classic children’s tales, as well as topical caricatures of political and cultural figures such as Ronald Reagan, Johnny Carson, Babe Ruth, and Sophia Loren, and depictions of events from the Olympics and Chappaquiddick to Watergate and the first Gulf War.
Signed, limited edition art prints of the “Mona Gorillla” (22″ x 28″) and the “Birds of Israel” (18″ x 24″)—specially created for this exhibition—will be available for purchase at $500 and $350, respectively. To pre-order, please contact us at email@example.com.
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