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Kevin O’Neill’s Extraordinary Art Exhibitions
Posted: November 30, 2011
Kevin O’Neill is making nearly ninety pages of his stunning original artwork from the three most recently published books of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which he co-creates with writer Alan Moore, available for the first time to comic art connoisseurs worldwide. On Thursday December 15th, he will be in Brussels at the elegant Galerie Champaka for the grand opening and private view of the first part of this very special selling exhibition.
Then the next day, on Friday December 16th, O’Neill will be appearing at Galerie 9eme Art in Paris where a smaller but equally stunning selection of pages will also be on offer. As exhibition consultant and media liaison, I am lucky enough to be traveling with Kevin on this mini-Euro-tour and doing a guided press ‘tour’ of Champaka’s two floors, so I’ll be posting some photos and updates.
The selection on sale includes choice pages from League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier: the slipcased edition cover and front and back endpapers; the 16-page complete Fanny Hill portfolio; and two spreads from the 3D sequence.
From the first volume of the trilogy, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910: the front cover and thirty choice pages, several in sequence, plus the magnificent Nautilus spread.
And from the most recent second volume, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969: there is again the iconic front cover and thirty choice interior pages, including the climactic acid-trip double-page spread.
If you can’t make it over in person, you’ll be pleased to know that the whole range can also be viewed in scan form and purchased on the Champaka website, even after the exhibits themselves close on December 31st. And if you were wondering, the entirety of the first two League volumes were sold complete several years ago. There has never been an opportunity like this to acquire so many key pages from these Moore & O’Neill masterpieces.
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