Sunday, June 17, 2012

Kamagurka presents Kamarama (Bruges Belgium 1.05 to 01.08.2012)

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to have a guided visit to the Kamarama exhibition in Bruges by the great Kamagurka (Luc Zeebroek, Nieuwpoort, Belgium, 1956)  himself .  In Belgium and abroad, Kamagurka the cartoonist is famous for his absurd and shocking cartoons (Humo, Hara Kiri, ... ).

In the exhibition we learn to know 'Kama' the artist and Kama the painter. I really was impressed by some very colorful paintings exhibited in the 'ateljee'. Visit the links below to learn more about Kamagurka.

For those who like the cartoons by Kamagurka there is the Holy Kama. (ISBN 978-90-5856-386-6, Stichting Kunstboek, 2011)

"It weighs a kilo. It contains no less than 896 pages. With almost as many cartoons. It comes in a hardback edition with gold foil. And each page is gilt-edged.
It belongs on every bedside table, in every hotel and motel room, in every toilet, at every brothel, at every airport, at every summit meeting between Frau Merkel and Monsieur Sarkozy, in every jail, in the White House, in every bar, in every museum, in the Vatican and on every pulpit: The Holy Kama. From Bruges to Beijing - and Beyond.
Holy, holy, holy cow, this book has turned out truly magnificent! The Holy Kama contains almost 900 pages with as many cartoons: the result of a strict selection of ten years's worth of tireless drawing. The criteria: translatability, timelessness and comic quality." (source: Kamagurka, Blog )

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