I received notice of this event through my alma mater, Hollins University. I don't know much about Robert Delpire myself, but I thought it might interest some of our illustrators living in the NYC area. At any rate, it is a great excuse to have an tres
sophisticated night out at the French Embassy, non
(My apologies to French speaking people everywhere)
Here is the notice I received:
"Robert Delpire is best known for his magazine and photography work, (He was the first to publish Frank's Americans, and created the Photo poche) which will be exhibited at Hermes and Aperture, but he also published children's books, and practically put himself out of business with the beautiful editions and illustrations. He published the first french edition of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, and Crocodile Tears, by Andre Francoise. The French Embassy will be exhibiting the childrens books, and the book illustrations, opening in May.
The books are stunningly beautiful, and this exhibition is a rare chance to see all of the work of Delpire and Cie (A smaller version of the exhibition was the highlight of the Rencontres d’Arles in summer 2009, and was subsequently given a major presentation at la Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris from October 2009 to January 2010.)"