I was on my way back from the swimming pool (26 laps today, yay me!) when I noticed a gallery on rue Dante. Galerie des Arts Graphiques, specializing in illustration, graphic design and bande dessinée, just put a new show up. Serge Bloch, one of my heroes!
Left: "C'était Fatal"
Right: "Un Bon Gars"
He has a beautiful bold line and an inspired way with ephemera. Wooden blocks, old envelopes, wine labels, postage stamps... it's all grist to his mill.
If I had 600 euros burning a hole in my pocket, I'd certainly be tempted by this one!
As for the gallery, they've got an interesting fall season lined up including Loustal and Jean Jullien. So I shall certainly be returning — stay tuned!
PS. I was told by the woman running the gallery that La Poste (the French mail service) would be putting out a set of postage stamps designed by Serge Bloch within the next few months. You heard it here first!