A few months ago I got such a request and I hurried myself to meet this person who lives in my town. He is a passionate book collector himself, but not of cartoon books. We had a very nice conversation about the passion of collecting and the love for art. I learned to know a very kind person, whom I met afterwards since we met that first time. "Being rich is not measured by what you have but by what you give"... I met a very rich person.
One of the books I received is this "Art of The Times" catalogue (Bordeaux, France, Octobre 1973). It's a collection of 100 "graphic statements" commissioned by The New York Times for use on its "Op-Ed" page.
It contains art of some world famous graphic artists, such as Searle, Sempé, Topor, Folon, Furukawa, Brad Holland etc.
What a discovery!
You'll notice that if some of these drawings were published in today's papers, they stil would fit, even after more than 40 years.
|Bran Holland - the oil cartel|
|Stan Mack - Help Help Help|
|Ralph Steadman - This England|
|HG Rauch - The politician|
|Jean-Claude Suares - Dream|
|Jean-Michel Folon - "When Mamie left"|
|Marshall Arisman - Gun control|
|Ronald Searle - Le président on Art|
|Brad Holland - France and a matter of racism.|
|Mel Furukawa - Watergate "The Outrage of Wiretaps"|
|Jean-Jacques Semé - The Presidential Campaign|
Op-Ed : 40 years of illustration video
Jean-Claude Suares obituary - NY Times
Mel Furukawa (strangely, no web info -Born 1944, Hawaii)