Tomi Ungerer : All In One

The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street, New York

January 16th, 2015 – March 22nd, 2015

Please join us Thursday, January 15 from 6-8pm for the opening reception

Tomi Ungerer is delighted to announce his first career retrospective in America which will open this January at the Drawing Center.  The Drawing Center is the only fine arts institution in the U.S. to focus solely on the exhibition of drawings, both historical and contemporary. It was established in 1977 by curator Martha Beck (1938-2014) to provide opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists; to demonstrate the significance and diversity of drawings throughout history; and to stimulate public dialogue on issues of art and culture. The Drawing Center  has been called “one of the city’s most highly respected small art museums” by The New York Times. Attracting more than 55,000 visitors annually from the local area, across the country, and around the world, The Drawing Center has presented more than 230 exhibitions, published over 85 catalogs, and has been recognized internationally through prestigious awards such as the International Art Critics Association/USA award for Best Show by a Non-Profit Gallery or Space.

Tomi Ungerer: All In One begins with his childhood drawings depicting the Nazi invasion of Strasbourg, through his work in New York and Canada, and concludes with Ungerer’s most recent political and satirical campaigns as well as his illustrations for the 2013 children’s book Fog Island.

Tomi Ungerer: All in One will re-introduce this wildly creative individual to New York City and the world. The exhibition will occupy the entire Drawing Center, with a spotlight “exhibition” of Ungerer’s erotic drawings in the Drawing Room and animations in the lower-level Lab gallery.

Work in this exhibition has been provided by the Tomi Ungerer Collection in Ireland, The Tomi Ungerer Museum in France and the Philadelphia Free Library.


* Conversation and Book Signing with Tomi Ungerer and Steven Heller at the Drawing Center

Saturday, January 17 from 3 – 4:30pm Book signing from 4:30 – 5pm.

Conversation between Ungerer and art director/writer Steven Heller, moderated by Claire Gilman, curator of Tomi Ungerer: All in One.

* Reading and Book Signing with Tomi Ungerer at the Drawing Center

Sunday, January 18 from 11am to 12:00pm Book signing from 12:00 to 12:30pm. (Co-produced by Books of Wonder.)

Ungerer will read from his 2013 children’s book, Fog Island,  and share his drawing process.  (This is a workshop aimed at a younger audience!)

* Screening of Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story at the IFC

Monday, January 19 at 8pm

Stranger Than Fiction hosts Tomi Ungerer and director Brad Bernstein for a Q&A and screening of Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story at the IFC


Here is some of the press that the show has garnered so far:
ARTnews Co-Executive Editor Andrew Russeth interviews Tomi Ungerer on his upcoming exhibition January 2015

Art in America Brooks Adams and Lisa Liebmann feature Tomi Ungerer and The Drawing Center December 2014 More to come so watch this space…

Bomb! interview with Natalie Frank

Artspace Interview with Andrew. M. Goldstein


We are delighted to have teamed up with the Drawing Center and Art Space to create this limited edition print of the iconic poster Eat!  Click here for more information or to buy a print.  All profits go to support the Drawing Center which is a not-for-profit organization.


Curated by Claire Gilman, Curator.

Tomi Ungerer: All in One is made possible by the support of Phaidon Press, Lisa Silver and Jean Castelli, an anonymous gift in honor of Frances Beatty Adler, the Maurice Sendak Foundation, EDF Group, Philippe Castagnet, HarperCollins, Dominque Formhals, Fiona and Eric Rudin, the French Embassy, and L’école des Loisirs.

Special thanks to the Musée Tomi Ungerer-Centre international de l’illustration

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