Drawings


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Famous as a prolific draughtsman and illustrator, it is difficult to make a small selection of drawings to share from Tomi Ungerer’s more than sixty years of production.  Nevertheless, here is our first selection below, with a particular focus on his graphic and satirical work.

Satire is the outlet for my revulsion towards a society turned into a pigsty by materialism, consumerism, greed and arrogance.

I have particularly aimed my pen at the bourgeoisie and its hypocrisy. I am a satirist to this day though more so in the medium of writing, collage and sculpture. I have been reproached for being obscene in my depictions, but what can I do, society is obscene and my drawings reflect this. And without mercy!”  Tomi