With Valentina and his other heroines, the Italian comic book artist Guido Crepax combined the sexual revolution of the Sixties with a revolution in the graphic novel.
Trained as an architect, he constructed his panels like labyrinths, skilfully composing them with elegant black lines. The sophisticated eroticism of his fantasy world is conveyed through stunning cut-outs depicting the dreamlike indiscretions of his pseudo-ingénue character.
In addition to the Italian master’s panels, the gallery presents ten images created by contemporaries like Éric Lambé, Jacques de Loustal, and Antonio Lapone in homage to the young woman with the fringe. The dream lives on.
Guido Crepax > 29/9, Galerie Champaka