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Philippe Druillet, Itaï Ed. 2019 - Gold
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About the work
  • Medium

    Print : metal

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    4.3 x 2.8 x 1.6 inch

  • Support

    Print on metal

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 300 copies
    4 remaining copies

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Plate signed

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Edition "Art for all" by Galerie Loft Paris

    1979 - Ed.2020
    Varnished or painted cast metal,
    H.11.5 x 7.5 x 4.5 cm, 930 grams,
    Edition of 300 copies,
    Dim. of the box : 14,5 x 10 x 6 cm,
    Certificate of authenticity included.
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    About the Artwork
    “Comics is an art of the future”. The life and work of Philippe Druillet has always been guided by this conviction. His revolutionary compositions characterised by an edgy stroke are filled with obscene anti-heros, pitiless space warriors and deformed fantastic creatures in never ending galactic and gothic architectures. Immensely creative theses beings of obscure and abyssal worlds he gave birth to, have found a way into any material support within in his reach, comic strips, film posters but also paintings, furniture, sculptures or 3D animation.

    At the end of the 1970’s, he makes a little sculpture of a warrior, cold and stiff in his metal armour, ready to awake from a millennial sleep and charge into battle. His name is ITAÏ, still guardian of time, who watches us in silence with his piercing eyes. His silhouette reminds us of VUZZ, a cynical and mad adventurer that is now petrified in his metal mausoleum. Esthetized by pure curves, the reckless is ennobled. Freed of his flesh he becomes impenetrable, inscrutable and mystical, like a god of a forgotten religion, a fetish, a totem, or an emblem.

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    About the Artist
    With his well-known comic books Lone Sloane or Xcalibur, his participation to the iconic comic magazines Pilote or Humanoïdes Associés, the elaboration of 3D animation and even drawing and making entire film sets, Philippe Druillet (born in Toulouse in 1944) has pulled us into his own universe and opened new windows to the “9th art”. His contribution to the renewal of the composition and redefinition in the outlining in the first comic strips that he creates at the end of the 1960’s, have profoundly nourished and modified the comic book world, but also that of illustration, cinema and video games.
    He is a unique author who will influence Jean Giraud in the evolution of his alter ego Moebius and Georges Lucas in the graphic conception of Star Wars. As a pioneer artist he is one of the milestones of our visual universe. A true genius of comic book making and a myth in the universe of science fiction, he is still today a great source of inspiration and a major influence to entire generations.
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Philippe Druillet

France Born in: 1944

Philippe Druillet began his career as a photographer; he has just turned 16. Having become a Parisian, he quickly got to know certain figures of the time such as Jean Boullet. In 1966, Eric Losfeld published his first album, Lone Sloane, le mystère des abîmes. To be still imperfect, the graphics of Druillet already portend a great future. Druillet then devoted himself to science fiction illustration: he collaborated with the great magazines of the time such as Fiction et Galaxie and illustrated several volumes of the CLA (Anticipation Book Club), including Elric le necromancer by Michael Moorcock, Dracula by Bram Stoker and The House at the Edge of the World by William H. Hodgson. 1970 is the year of all changes, because he entered Pilote with new episodes of Lone Sloane (album Les Six Voyages de Lone Sloane, Dargaud, 1972) which this time will revolutionize the world of comics. Two years later, with Délirius, he continues the extraordinary adventures of his hero, but this time on a screenplay by Jacques Lob. In collaboration with Michel Demuth, he designed in 1973 and 1974 the surprising Yragaël ou la Fin des temps (album Dargaud) and Urm le fou (album Dargaud, 1975). During the same period, he created for Phénix a comic strip with faster and more lively graphics, recounting the disorderly escapades of an unconventional character Vuzz ... Disappointed by the relations with Dargaud editions, Druillet joined forces, in 1975, with Moebius, Jean-Pierre Dionnet and Bernard Farkas to create Humanoïdes Associés and the magazine Métal Hurlant. In the latter, he published several full stories (gathered in the album Mirages aux Humanoïdes Associés, 1976), the new adventures of Vuzz (album Là-bas, Humanoïdes Associés, 1978), Gail (album edited by the author in 1978 ) and the first part of Salammbô after Gustave Flaubert (album Humanoïdes Associés, 1980). In 1975, torn apart by the illness of his wife Nicole, Philippe Druillet wrote a violent and desperate story for Rock and Folk: La Nuit (album Humanoïdes Associés, 1976). Returning to Pilot, he produced complete stories under the title of Nosferatu (the album would not appear by Dargaud until 1989) and, above all, undertook the sequel to Salammbô in 1982: Carthage (album Dargaud, 1982; the third and last episode, Matho, will be released on an album from the same publisher in 1986). At the same time, Druillet also works as a screenwriter with cartoonists like Alexis, Gotlib, Bihannic, Picotto and Didier Eberoni. Two albums were born from these collaborations: Firaz et la ville-fleur (Picotto -Dargaud drawings, 1980) and Le Mage Acrylic (Bihannic - Humanoïdes Associés drawings, 1982). Illustrator and painter, Philippe Druillet develops numerous portfolios, alone: Elric le Nécromancien (Editions Pellucidar, 1971), Druillet portfolio, kingdom of shadow and light (Editions Temps futur, 1980), D (Editions JLMPDS, Toulouse, 1983) , Returns (Editions Le Pythagore, 1993), or as a collective: The Last Additional Train (resumption of the drawings made for France-Rail, Editions Alain Beaulet, 1984), Les Dieux (Editions du Phylactère, 1984), Graine de pro (Editions Ecureuil savings bank, 1985), Checkers game, the heroines of Lob (Editions Atelier de serigraphie d'Angoulême, 1986), We walked on gouache (Editions Ecole des beaux-arts de Metz, 1995). He is also the author of two books containing several of his numerous illustrations: 30 x 30 Druillet (Editions Humanoïdes Associés, 1981) and PAVE (Editions Dargaud, 1988). A multi-faceted artist, Druillet combines creations with an unusual appetite: he contributes to the design of Rolf Liebermann's Wagner Space Opéra for the Paris Opera (1978 to 1983). For Daum, he produced several pieces in glass paste from 1984. The following year, he designed the aesthetics of the Porte de la Villette metro station and embarked on a series of cartoons entitled L'Enfant bleu ( produced by Antenne 2), draws many movie posters (La Vampire nue, La Guerre du feu, Le Nom de la rosé, etc.), in 1990 produced Excalibur, a clip for William Sheller, animated the decoration of a restaurant , developed in 1993 The Battle of Salammbô, a sumptuous show composed of computer-generated images, laser beams and a slide show for the Géode de la Villette in Paris, exhibited his paintings for a long time around the world, designed the trophy " René Goscinny ”(1996), produced four different models of the“ Chevaliers ”(Gaëlic SA Editor), including an impressive resin-bronze version measuring 2.10 m in height, designed for large-scale production of perfume bottles (1997), co-signed Xcalibur, a powerful television series 40 times 26 minutes in full 3D (Production Ellipas-nime, Robert Réa Prod., Gribouille, Didier Pourcel, France 2,1997-2002), etc. In 1996, Druillet published, in tribute to photographer Robert Doisneau and with Stan Barets, the volume Paris de fous (Editions Dargaud). Winner of the Grand Prix du Salon international d'Angoulême in 1988 and several others, in Lucca and Rome in particular, Philippe Druillet published in 2000 a new part of the adventures of Lone Sloane, Chaos, a return long awaited by the old and the new comic book lovers performed by Albin Michel editions. On the occasion of this release, this house reissued most of its works in comics and published Les Univers de Druillet (2003), a book revealing the innumerable talents of this extraordinary author. Let us add that between 1996 and 2002, he also gave his full potential in the graphic design of Ring 1 and Ring 2 (Axel Tribe Productions), two CD-ROMs of games in total 3D in which he carried out work devoted to the Tetralogy of Richard Wagner at the measure of his dreams. In February 2000, on the occasion of the second millennium, he presented an audiovisual show, produced from two thousand five hundred slides, projected on the giant walls of the Cathedral of Baux-de-Provence. In 2002 Philippe Druillet released a new series of 3D cartoons for television (Wolflang Production, Alexandre Brillant) entitled Nosferatu. Originally produced by Cryo, a video game adapting the universe of Salammbô was released in April 2003 under the Adventure Company label. In addition, in 2003 and 2006. let us point out a magnificent series of jewels (rings, bracelets and earrings) produced by the Galerie Frédéric Marchand in Paris, and eight decorative motifs for steel lighters of the “Zippo” brand. In 2004, director Josée Dayan commissioned Philippe Druillet to design the sets for a new adaptation of Maurice Druon's Les Rois Maudits. Together with the release of a ring-seal produced for the Frédéric Marchand gallery, he is currently working on Délirius II, the screenplay of which is written by benjamin Legrand and Druillet himself, a sequel and a tribute to the late Jacques Lob, and is preparing for September a beautiful book devoted to the decorations that he produced in collaboration for Benjamin de Rothschild (creation of the gardens, decorations, furniture and accessories for a hotel in Megève as well as the decoration, facades and gardens of a bodega in Argentina) .

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