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Jean-Claude Götting

Born in: 1963

France

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Born in Paris in 1963, Jean-Claude Götting owes his celebrity to the Harry Potter phenomenon, having created the magical covers for the French editions of JK Rowling’s cult novels. He began his career in the applied arts by creating comic strips for the fanzine PLGPPUR (Plein la gueule pour pas un rond). In 1985, Götting published Crève-cœur with Futuropolis, a piece of aesthetic dynamite awarded the prize for best first album at the Angoulême Festival. Götting revolutionised the black and white medium, enriching the inking with gouache applied with a foam roller in order to produce interesting mottled effects and introduce light into the drawing, simultaneously creating relief and atmosphere. These magical drawing effects were to be one of the hallmarks of the avant-garde in the French 9th Art, leading to titles of extraordinary graphic power such as Détours, La Serviette noire, La Fille du modèle and L’Option Stravinsky. Götting then changed tack and began working as an illustrator and painter, and focusing on children’s books, continuing to surprise his viewers through his use of bright colours. As a newspaper illustrator, he worked most notably for The New Yorker, Libération and Le Nouvel Observateur. He was also exhibiting paintings in Paris and Geneva before bursting back on to the comic strip scene in 2004 with La Malle Sanderson, which immediately won prizes in Geneva and Monaco. An exacting artist and pioneer of comic strip impressionism, this drawing wizard has also produced some extraordinary female portraits in both black and white and colour. Rendered in dominant tones of red and blue, his models have a melancholy beauty imbued with supreme elegance and sensitivity.
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Jean-Claude Götting, Portrait XVI, Painting

Jean-Claude Götting

Portrait XVI, 2017
45.7 x 35 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$7,896

Jean-Claude Götting, Portrait XXXIII, Painting

Jean-Claude Götting

Portrait XXXIII, 2018
31.9 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$5,466

Jean-Claude Götting, Guitariste, Painting

Jean-Claude Götting

Guitariste, 2017
39.4 x 28.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$6,681

Jean-Claude Götting, Dame en noir, Painting

Jean-Claude Götting

Dame en noir, 2018
25.6 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Jean-Claude Götting, Paysage VI, Painting

Jean-Claude Götting

Paysage VI, 2017
35 x 45.7 x 1.6 inch
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Jean-Claude Götting, Paysage III, Painting

Jean-Claude Götting

Paysage III, 2017
28.7 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
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Jean-Claude Götting, Paysage I, Painting

Jean-Claude Götting

Paysage I, 2017
28.7 x 45.7 x 1.6 inch
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Jean-Claude Götting, Femme allongée sur forme noire, Painting

Jean-Claude Götting

Femme allongée sur forme noire, 2018
25.6 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
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Jean-Claude Götting, Portrait XXXIV, Painting

Jean-Claude Götting

Portrait XXXIV, 2018
31.9 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
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Jean-Claude Götting, Portrait XXXII, Painting

Jean-Claude Götting

Portrait XXXII, 2018
31.9 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
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Jean-Claude Götting, Femme endormie sur fond jaune, Painting

Jean-Claude Götting

Femme endormie sur fond jaune, 2018
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
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