I have meetings next week in Vancouver, too, so that sees me with a weekend to amuse myself in this city. (Although some of it will be spent working due to my workload right now.) So imagine my delight when on my first day here I saw this on my way to work:
It's a retrospective of Art Spiegelman's work at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Today, I got to take it in. The exhibit was amazing - not only the hundreds of pieces of original art and studies, his commercial work (did you know he was responsible for the Garbage Pail Kids stickers? I was floored), his underground comics, Maus
and In the Shadow of No Towers
and all the rest, but artifacts like photos of Spiegelman and his parents, the record of his parents' arrest, his mother's passport and his father's application for naturalization in the US. There was even a quiet corner in the back of the exhibit with a deep sofa and many copies of Maus
so that you could curl up and read it.
I'm blogging mobile which has its challenges, so I won't go into more detail, but there's a lot more about the exhibit here
if you care to read more.
Labels: art, travel