Last night I had the honor of attending the opening reception at the Morgan Library for the Babar Drawing Exhibition. Seriously amazing stuff. I kept pacing around thinking I can't believe I get to work with this guy ( Laurent ) and why would he ever listen to me? Needless to say I highly recommend taking in this show.
On display from September 19, 2008 to January 4, 2009, the exhibition describes the creative process of Babar the elephant's authors, Jean de Brunhoff (1899-1937) and his son Laurent (b. 1925), through original sketches, illustrations, watercolors and manuscript drafts from each writer's first book in the popular children's series.
Drawing Babar Exhibition at the Morgan Library
See announcement of the Babar exhibition at the Morgan Library in today’s ArtDaily.com. The exhibition is wonderful and Laurent will be signing books at the Morgan tomorrow afternoon.