Plantu To Auction Art work
Created: 2012-05-24 11:25 EST
French political cartoonist Plantu is auctioning his art work. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
French political cartoonist Plantu is auctioning his art work with proceeds to go to “Cartooning for Peace” an artist/cartoon organization that supports political cartoonist.
More than 150 pieces of Plantu works that were created between 1974 and 2012 will be available at affordable prices considering Plantu talent of merging art, politics and social events that affects Europe.
Prices of art will start at 200 euros approximately $250 USD for smaller pieces and up to 1200 euro or about $1500 USD.Plantu has worked for Le Monde newspaper more then twenty years. He survived and sustained a loyal readership and expresses that art can be a good medium to express a yearn for Freedom.
“When you look at Palestinian, Algerian or Chinese cartoonists, you realize that their experience through the difficulties they encounter when they try to express - more or less freely - their freedom of speech through drawings is useful to us. We, the French, western Europeans, are slightly asleep because we tell ourselves that we live in democracy but in the end we can't do everything. It's true that we live in a democracy and I'm proud of that but many things remain to be pushed around,".
James Fattori, auctioneer,
“It's important to insist on the drawings, some of them are very humorous, everybody knows Plantu's extraordinary incisiveness with the news,"
Plantu also expressed that the quality of political cartooning was a good indicator of the level of freedom of press in a country.
Plantu art sparks the imagination to face the state of global politics through art and supports world-wide cartoonist to be free to create for freedom.