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Graphic Novelist Marjane Satrapi Will Debut Her Paintings in Paris This Month

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Next week the acclaimed, Iranian-born graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi — whose celebrated 2000 graphic novel “Persepolis” was turned into an Oscar-nominated feature film that she co-directed — will show her paintings for the first time when 21 of them go on view in her solo exhibition at Paris’s Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont.

The paintings, primarily portraits and groups of women, bare an unmistakable resemblance to Satrapi’s distinctive drawing style, will be on view January 30-March 23, thereby overlapping with the French release of her latest directorial effort, “The Gang of the Jotas,” a live-action crime comedy that opens at cinemas throughout France on February 6.


— Benjamin Sutton

(Image: Marjane Satrapi, “Ma Premiere Nuit á Paris,” 2011; Courtesy the artist, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont.)

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  1. Proves once more that prose and visual art are at odds, as art is allied to poetry and music, not the games, toys and therapy of todays psychobabble and selfishness of the West.
    The Sufi seeks to annihilate the ego to find peace and love, God. Acceptance, not constant striving and conflict for a “more” that will never be.

    The 60s were over in, well, the 60s.
    It is time to put aside childish things.
    St Pail and some guy named Obama, and the artscene is at the center of that. The games, toys and therapy of selfish expression is not art. the highest common denominator through the visual language is.

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