Held over by popular demand!
December 4, 2010 – May 29, 2011
Few cartoons have been able to capture the attention of multiple generations like the Looney Tunes. These enduring characters are celebrated in the Cartoon Art Museum’s latest exhibition, Overture: Looney Tunes Behind the Scenes, which opens to the public on December 4, 2010.
This exhibition features over 60 pieces of original artwork featuring the world-famous Looney Tunes characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Sylvester, Tweety, Speedy Gonzales, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam and The Tasmanian Devil. Character designs, model sheets, advertising artwork, animation pencil art, Looney Tunes comic book art and other rarely seen illustrations provide an exclusive look behind the scenes at the creation of the cartoon shorts beloved by generations.
Featured artists include famed Looney Tunes Director and Animator Robert McKimson, and his brothers Charles and Tom McKimson; and animator Sam Nicholson, who was renowned throughout the animation industry for his skill as a caricaturist; and legendary background painter and designer Maurice Noble.
Exhibition curator Andrew Farago is the author of The Looney Tunes Treasury, published by Running Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group. The timeless generational appeal of the Looney Tunes is celebrated in The Looney Tunes Treasury by an irrefutable source—the characters themselves. Whether it’s Bugs Bunny or Yosemite Sam, each character gives his own off-beat look at the animation industry, the creative voices who gave the characters their unequivocal look, attitude and voices, and a first-hand account of what the characters do when they’re not starring in the latest cartoon. The Looney Tunes Treasury is available wherever books are sold, and signed copies may be purchased from the Cartoon Art Museum’s bookstore.
Promotional assistance with this exhibition has been provided by Insight Editions. Insight Editions is an illustrated book publisher focused on creating superlative books on photography, music, and popular culture. Lavishly produced and visually stimulating, every volume from Insight is dedicated to the skillful interplay of word and image. The books produced are unique works that combine the highest quality print production values with the time-honored traditions of publishing and rich subject matter. Elegant and informative, books from Insight showcase the best of art and photography in exquisite presentations of the bookmaker’s craft. For more information on Insight Editions, please visit http://www.insighteditions.com
Posted: November 12th, 2010 under Exhibitions, Past Exhibitions.
Tags: bugs bunny, chuck jones, insight editions, looney tunes, looney tunes treasury, maurice noble, robert mckimson, running press, sam nicholson