Charlotte Salomon exhibit opens in San Francisco

An exhibit of Charlotte Salomon‘s work competed with a giant comics convention in San Francisco last week, the Forward reports:

“I would like to report that all the comic book readers paraded a few blocks across town to pay homage to Salomon’s landmark project, Life? or Theatre?, after hearing that her gouaches painted in 1942 anticipated contemporary graphic novels and the films based on them,” Joel Schechter writes.  “Regrettably few of the comic book acolytes left their convention center, as far as I know.”

Graphic Details artist Bernice Eisenstein was one of three literary artists from around the world who “chose” Salomon’s work last year at Amsterdam’s Jewish Historical Museum.

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