Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pravda , La Survireuse by Gye Peellaert

Guy Peellaert is dead in Paris on November 17 from an infection then a double heart attack following several years of self-dialysis (from a cancer which he had radically stopped since two years)

Belgian advertising illustrator Guy Peellaert was one of the first cartoonists to embrace Pop Art and incorporate Andy Warhol's appropriation of mass market iconography into his work. His first comic, Les aventures de Jodelle, (Jodelle's likeness based after yé-yé chanteuse Sylvie Vartan) appeared in 1966, swiftly followed by 'Pravda la Survireuse' (her visage modelled after Françoise Hardy) for the magazine 'Hara-Kiri' in 1967.
Peellaert recently art directed this animation, based on 'Pravda'.
The animation was made by Gallien Guibert from

After contributing a number of photo collage-based style strips to 'Hara-Kiri', Peellaert adopted a photo-realistic airbrush style and made a successful return to advertising and illustration; most notably on David Bowie's 'Diamond Dogs' LP cover and 'Rock Dreams', his collaboration with rock journalist Nick Cohn.

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