PopUp Exhibition: Eric Drooker on the Art of Political Activism

Lecture | March 29 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Eric Drooker's drawings and posters are a familiar site in the global street art movement, while his paintings appear frequently on covers of The New Yorker. A Berkeley resident for many years, Drooker was born and raised in New York City, where he began to slap his images on the streets as a teenager. Over time, his reputation as a social critic led to countless editorial illustrations for The Nation, the New York Times, the Progressive, the Village Voice, etc. Drooker won the American Book Award for Flood! A Novel in Pictures (1992), followed by Blood Song (2002), and most recently, Howl: A Graphic Novel (2010), illustrated with animation art he designed for the motion picture, Howl. Eric Drooker's artwork is part of important collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA, the Brooklyn Art Museum, and the Library of Congress. More at http://www.drooker.com.

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