Published by Steidl/Diogenes. Edited with text by Philipp Keel. Text by Tomi Ungerer.
This extravagant book presents 330 of Tomi Ungerer’s illustrations, paintings and collages, many of them previously unpublished. When Ungerer moved from the Alsace to New York in the mid-1950s and began working as a graphic designer and illustrator, a crazy new world opened itself up to him, which the artist transformed into what are perhaps the most remarkable and powerful works of his career—expressive and universal pictures that present the land of opportunity in an inimitable manner.
Tomi Ungerer (born 1931) failed his final school exams yet subsequently hitchhiked throughout Europe and published his first drawings in the legendary Simplicissimus magazine. He began his extensive career as an illustrator, children’s book author and artist in New York. In 2003 Ungerer was appointed the first Ambassador for Childhood and Education by the Council of Europe, and in 2007 the Tomi Ungerer Museum opened in Strasbourg, making him the first living artist with a museum dedicated to his life and work in France. In 2014 he received France’s National Order of Merit, and in 2018 he was appointed Commandeur de la Legion d’Honneur by French president Emmanuel Macron. Ungerer lives with his family in southwest Ireland and Strasbourg.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Aria Ungerer, Thérèse Willer, Belinda Grace Gardner, Thomas David, Dirk Luckow.
From early childhood drawings of the 1930s to collages and objects from the last decade of the artist’s life, Tomi Ungerer: It’s All about Freedom presents a comprehensive cross section of Ungerer’s vast oeuvre for the first time, revealing the political and stylistic lines and breaks in his career as a “freewheeling artist.” With an abundance of illustrations, the book includes many unpublished and unseen works from the Ungerer estate, and celebrates his unceasing passion for experimentation across genres and the interplay between drawing, collage and assemblage. Accompanying essays—by the artist’s daughter Aria Unger, Thérèse Willer, Belinda Grace Gardner and Thomas David—examine the continuities and motifs across the many genres Ungerer traversed. Tomi Ungerer (1931–2019) published his first drawings in the legendary Simplicissimus magazine, and began his extensive career as an illustrator, children’s book author and artist in New York. In 2003 Ungerer was appointed the first Ambassador for Childhood and Education by the Council of Europe, and in 2007 the Tomi Ungerer Museum opened in Strasbourg, making him the first living artist with a museum dedicated to his life and work in France. Ungerer lived on a farm in southern Ireland from 1976 until his death in 2019.
Published by The Drawing Center. Text by Thérèse Willer, Peter Sís, Claire Gilman, Tomi Ungerer.
Tomi Ungerer is best known as the award-winning author and illustrator of such beloved 1960s children's classics as The Three Robbers and Moon Man. But even as Ungerer was busy producing children's books for Harper & Row, he was making a name for himself with witty advertising campaigns for The New York Times and the Village Voice, satirical illustrations about the business world and brutal responses to racism, fascism and the Vietnam War. Ungerer also made graphic erotic drawings throughout his career. Beginning with his childhood drawings depicting the Nazi invasion of Strasbourg, through his work in New York and Canada, and concluding with Ungerer's most recent political and satirical campaigns as well as his illustrations for the 2013 children's book Fog Island, Tomi Ungerer: All in One reintroduces this wildly creative individual to a broad audience.
PUBLISHER The Drawing Center
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 220 pgs / 120 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/24/2015 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2015 p. 148
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9780942324914TRADE List Price: $30.00 CDN $35.00