Retrospectives

Jewish Museum Plans Art Spiegelman Retrospective

Left: Self portrait by Art Spiegelman. Copyright © 1989 by Art Spiegelman. Right: Cover artwork for the February 15, 1993, issue of The New Yorker by Art Spiegelman. Copyright © 1993 by Art Spiegelman. All images used by permission of the artist and The Wylie Agency LLC.

Left: Self portrait by Art Spiegelman. Copyright © 1989 by Art Spiegelman. Right: Cover artwork for the February 15, 1993, issue of The New Yorker by Art Spiegelman. Copyright © 1993 by Art Spiegelman. All images used by permission of the artist and The Wylie Agency LLC.

Art Spiegelman, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus, will be the subject of a retrospective at the Jewish Museum, “Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix.”

After working in underground comix in the ’60s and ’70s, Mr. Spiegelman helped found the magazine RAW. He went on to create his most celebrated work, Maus, which deals with his parents’ experiences at Auschwitz, as well as the suicide of his mother and volatile relationship with his father. He recasts the family as mice. The work received a Pulitzer in 1992. (Mr. Spiegelman was the first comics artist to receive the award.)

The show will be on view Nov. 8, 2013–Mar. 23, 2014. On Dec. 5, Mr. Spiegelman will appear at the museum in conversation with the playwright Tony Kushner.

This isn’t the only instance of comic artists receiving serious recognition from the art world this year. Daniel Clowes—the creator of the wonderful Eightball series—currently has a show at the MCA Chicago, and R. Crumb appeared in this year’s Venice Biennale.