An exhibition of the new full-colour catalogue of over 50 leading illustrators from around the world with 500 pieces of original artwork.
Highlights include artwork by the Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne, Shirley Hughes with her Alfie books, and Christopher Wormell - who for the very first time is releasing original book artwork produced for Ferocious Wild Beasts. Also included are Lauren Child with her anniversary silk screen edition of Clarice Bean, David McKee with original paintings of Elmer, Gary Blythe, Emma Chichester Clark, Kate Greenaway award-winner Catherine Rayner, Dick Bruna, Satoshi Kitamura, Babette Cole, Wayne Anderson, Angela Barrett and also new work by Tony Ross.
In celebration of the forthcoming film, Where the Wild Things Are there is also a special focus on the art of Maurice Sendak. Featuring a selection of the now much sought-after sets of signed original lithographs which Sendak produced with his publishers Harper and Row in 1971; alongside a number of other rare prints signed by the world-famous artist.
Film animation artwork includes original artwork by Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Park who celebrates 20 years of Wallace and Gromit, as well as Brian Cosgrove, creator of Danger Mouse and rare original production cels from The Snowman written by Raymond Briggs.
Graphic novel artwork includes rare drawing by Hergé for Tintin in the Land of Black Gold, and newly released original artwork by Kevin O’Neill, famed for his work with Alan Moore on the League of Extraordinary Gentleman as well as Judge Dredd, Marshal Law and Nemesis the Warlock. From the rising stars, we will be exhibiting Angelo Rinaldi's stunning oil paintings for COW, and we welcome Eva Montanari from Italy, Shaun Tan from Australia and Kellie Strøm whose fresh and new approach to illustration shows remarkable vivacity and colour.
With prices starting at £95 for original artwork this event is an ideal destination for Christmas visits and gifts.
Full-colour illustrated catalogue: £10 (p&p UK inc).
Entrance is free.
Families are welcome.
Late night openings until 7.30pm every Thursday until Christmas.
19 November – 31 January 2010
19 November 2009
22 Bury St, St Jame's, London, SW1Y 6AL