The 30x40 cm prints are presented under matting. The dimensions indicated include the creation and the passe partout.
Made in France
IMAGE REPUBLIC likes different, strong, communicating images ... those that mark an era, a moment, those that make you think, smile or remember ... Image Republic loves ... pop culture icons, iconic personalities, cult objects and brands, creative advertising, iconic TV series, emotional moments, certain claims ...
"There's a little bit of all of that in the images that make up our collections, which better than words, speak to our passion and define the Image Republic spirit."
"When I was a kid, horseplay was my only distraction. "Sempé was born on August 17, 1932 in Bordeaux. His studies were not very good and he was expelled for indiscipline from the Collège moderne de Bordeaux. He started working: handyman for a wine broker, summer camp instructor, office boy... At eighteen, he anticipated the call and went to Paris. He scoured the newsrooms and, in 1951, sold his first drawing to Sud-Ouest. His meeting with Goscinny coincided with the beginning of a dazzling career as a "press cartoonist". Rien n'est simple, his first album of drawings, appeared in 1962. About forty would follow, masterpieces of humor that wonderfully translated his tenderly ironic vision of our shortcomings and the world's failings. Sempé is one of the rare French cartoonists to illustrate the covers of the very prestigious The New Yorker, and today he makes thousands of readers smile in Paris Match. In 1992, Martine Gossieaux opened a gallery dedicated to her passion since childhood: humor drawings. The one that interests her most is the timeless, elegant drawing. She is the agent and editor of Sempé, with whom she has collaborated since the 1980s. The gallery exhibits the cartoonist's original drawings every year at 56 rue de l'Université in Paris, publishes original engravings and prints, books and regularly organizes the large-scale exhibitions dedicated to him all over the world in museums and cultural venues. In 2018, the Jean-Jacques Sempé Endowment Fund was created by the cartoonist to disseminate and promote his work.