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Selected works by graduates of the Haute école des arts du Rhin in Strasbourg

Fit to Print brings together a selection of art and editorial illustration created by 17 graduates of the Haute école des arts du Rhin (H.E.A.R.) in Strasbourg, one of the preeminent art schools in France. First presented at the Tomi Ungerer Museum in Strasbourg from January–April 2016, the exhibition debuts in New York in two parts — one at the Society of Illustrators, and another at The New York Times.

Since 2012, The New York Times’s Opinion section has commissioned more than 100 illustrations from H.E.A.R.-educated artists to accompany a wide range of articles, or “All the News That’s Fit to Print,” in the words of the famous Times slogan. These artists caught the art directors’ attention with their excellent drawing and printmaking skills, strong sense of visual storytelling, and an often surreal, poetic approach to composition and concept.

On view here is a selection of the artists’ personal and collaborative projects, primarily created for galleries or self-initiated publications. The exhibition continues at The New York Times with a collection of the artists’ commissioned illustrations. My hope is that these two shows demonstrate the power of editorial illustration, not only in its functional role as visual communication, but also as a unique form of fine art.

– Alexandra Zsigmond, curator and art director at The New York Times

Fit to Print: Personal Works
Society of Illustrators
February 28–May 7

Fit to Print: Editorial Works
The New York Times / 7th Floor
March 29–May 7

Baptiste Alchourroun
Alexis Beauclair
Fanny Blanc
Guillaume Chauchat
Quentin Duckit
Juliette Etrivert
Marion Fayolle
Caroline Gamon
Lucie Larousse
Antoine Maillard
Bénédicte Muller
Mayumi Otero
Margaux Othats
Eugène Riousse
Marine Rivoal
Simon Roussin
Raphael Urwiller

Visit the artists at booth # F213 and F214 MoCCA Arts Festival, held on April 1 and 2 at Metropilitan West. Select aritsts will also be featured in a panel discussion on April 1st at Ink48.

About the Panel:

3:30PM / in the Garamond Room at Ink48
Fit to Print: French Artists in The New York Times
Art director Alexandra Zsigmond searches widely for artists to commission as illustrators for The New York Times. Over the past several years, she has worked with many artists who graduated from the Haute école des arts du Rhin (HEAR), an art school in Strasbourg, France. Zsigmond’s work with more than a dozen of these artists is currently the subject of the exhibit Fit to Print, hanging at the Society of Illustrators and The New York Times Building. At MoCCA, she will speak with artists including Lucie LarousseMayumi OteroEugène RiousseSimon Roussin, and Raphael Urwiller to discuss their unique work, the influence of Strasbourg, and how they collaborate to produce work for the Times. Learn more…

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