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"SPEECHLESS: A Retrospective of Peter Kuper
2001-12-05 until 2002-01-11
Parsons Exhibition Gallery, Parsons School of Design
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
SPEECHLESS will cover the extensive and varied career of New York-based artist Peter Kuper. Kuper, who has illustrated for some of the most widely read magazines, newspapers and weeklies in the United States and abroad including Time, The New York Times, the Village Voice and MAD Magazine where he draws SPY vs. SPY every month. He is co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated a politically and socially charged comix 'zine, and co-art director of INX.
SPEECHLESS will include cover illustrations, paintings, sculptures and wordless comics in Kuper's unique stencil style. Also featured are examples of Kuper's step-by-step process of illustration, a comic chronicling his experience serving as an expert witness in a landmark obscenity trial, as well as examples of his Eye of the Beholder the first comic strip to ever appear in the revered New York Times.
Kuper, an ardent traveler, will show an interactive CD-ROM Comics Trips utilizing art created during some of his exciting and harrowing world travel experiences from New Guinea to Cleveland in the exhibition.
SPEECHLESS, a hardcover book published by Top Shelf Publications (ISBN: 1-891830-14-7, $19.95), will serve as a catalogue for the show.