29 April 1999
Amsterdam, 2 May, 1999 - On Thursday night 29 April 1999 the exposition Monsieur Jean à Amsterdam opened at Galerie Lambiek.
Monsieur Jean is the title of the delicately humorous comix series that has conquered the hearts of the francophone-reading public the last few years. The success of the Monsieur Jean series was confirmed last January when Philippe Dupuy and Charles Berbérian received the prestigious Alph-Art award for the best comic of the year at the Angouleme international comix festival.
Since March 1999, Oog & Blik has translated the Monsieur Jean series into Dutch. After winning over France, now Holland and Flanders are now being charmed by the subtle comix oeuvre of Dupuy and Berbérian.
The exposition at Galerie Lambiek consisted of original drawings of Monsieur Jean and other lesser known - but no less impressive - works of the many-sided artistic duo of Dupuy and Berbérian. The artists were present for the opening, and the Monsieur Jean exhibition was on until the end of May 1999.