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Capitaine à la dérive, feutre noir, 31 x 23,9 cm, EBA 11233



Georges WOLINSKI (Tunis, 1934 - Paris, 2015)

Capitaine à la dérive, black felt pen, 31 x 23.9 cm, BA 11233

It is as a press cartoonist that Georges Wolinski became known from 1961, working first for the satirical newspaper Hara-Kiri. Over the next fifty years, he collaborated with more than forty titles, including Action, L'Enragé, Libération, L'Humanité, Le Nouvel Observateur, Paris Match and of course Charlie Hebdo... This intense activity gives rise to several thousand drawings, production that come to increase the work for advertising, entertainment or illustration. In 1998, Wolinski received the Gat Perich International Prize for Humor and in 2005 the Grand Prix of the city of Angoulême, recognition of an extraordinarily long and prolific career, but also of one of the most popular cartoonists of his generation.

He died on January 7, 2015 in Paris during the attack against Charlie Hebdo.

This drawing is part of a set of 41 drawings donated to Beaux-Arts de Paris which allows us to trace the stylistic evolution of Wolinski, his favorite themes, the rigor and consistency of his graphic work.

If the donation to Beaux-Arts de Paris is a tribute to Wolinski's early training - he was a student architect - but also to the fine arts that never ceased to fascinate him, it also contributes to the development of the art of press drawing, within an institution that is both a museum and provides training for future artists.