About Philippe Labaune Gallery
Established by Philippe Labaune in 2021 in New York City, Philippe Labaune Gallery is the first contemporary art gallery in the United States specializing in high-end narrative art and illustration. The gallery set itself a course to highlight graphic design through showcasing the work of artists whose commonality is to explore new territories and de-compartmentalize the borders separating various modes of expression: illustration, painting, comic strips, and animation. The pivotal contributions of narrative artists in such cultural domains are showcased through a carefully curated collection spotlighting the convergence between fine art and comic illustration.
Philippe Labaune Gallery’s roots have a distinctive European influence: amongst the artist lineup are esteemed creators such as Lorenzo Mattotti, Nicolas de Crécy, Guido Crepax, Elizabeth Colomba, Catherine Meurisse, and François Schuiten. Championed alongside them are both new and prominent American artists including Paul Pope, Miles Hyman, and Jonathan Marks Barravecchia. The gallery’s represented artists are or have been major initiators, each leaving their own indelible mark on the international graphic scene.
In early 2020, Philippe Labaune offered an overview of seven decades of European comic art illustrated by 51 artists including Hergé, Enki Bilal, Nicole Claveloux, and Tardi. The inaugural exhibition was met with an overwhelmingly positive public response. Today, Philippe Labaune Gallery fosters a community of overlapping fine art collectors and comic strip admirers from around the world.
A percentage of proceeds from all exhibitions held at the gallery go to “ComicBooks For Kids!” a charity that provides comic books to children in hospitals and cancer centers across North America. View their website here.