Martin Jarrie: Le Distrait (The Distracted) is a signed acrylic painting by one of the most loved and awarded French illustrators.
It was created for and printed in the New Yorker magazine.
It’s a small format but witty and unique like everything Martin Jarrie does.
Martin Jarrie: Le Distrait (The Distracted) is a signed acrylic painting
Signed “m.jarrie” in brown letters on the front.
Handwritten in pencil title “New Yorker Le Distrait, ” on the back.
Acrylic on brown paper
8.75” x 5” (22.2 cm x 12.7cm)
Painter and illustrator Martin Jarrie lives and works in Paris. His inspiration is surrealism, the Italian primitives, Art brut, and contemporary art. He mainly works for the press, publishing and advertising in France and the United States. He created paintings and illustrations for Télérama, Le Monde, Libération, Le Nouvel Observateur, The New York Times, the New Yorker, and Bloomberg Magazine among others. He has received numerous awards in both France and the US. Jarrie also created art for advertising or communications materials for major institutions. In 1997 he was awarded the grand prize of the International Illustration Biennale in Bratislava for two books, “Le Colosse Machinal” (The Mechanical Colossus) and “Toc, toc, monsieur Cric-Crac!” (knock, knock, sir Cric-Crac! ) both published by Nathan. In 2002, “Au bout du compte” (In the end) received the Baobab (best book award) in Montreuil. His passion for dictionaries and catalogs has led him to create “L’Alphabet Fabuleux” (The Fabulous Alphabet), winner of the most beautiful French book award in 2007. The “Hyacinthe and Rose” book earned a Special Mention at the International Book Fair, Bologna Children in 2011. “Rêveur de cartes” (Maps Dreamer) obtained a Special Mention at the International Book Fair Bologna Children in 2013. Since 2007, his paintings are exhibited at the Museum of Hunting and Nature, in Paris. The Illustration Museum in Moulins had a retrospective of his work in 2007. His work was also exhibited in Japan and Portugal where a major retrospective was dedicated to him in 2005, then 2012. And at the Belvedere Museum in the Netherlands in 2020. Two more recent books: “L’imagier du vivant” (published by Seuil Jeunesse) and “Les Deux Géants” (The Two Giants) published by Hong Fei in 2021.
His original works are highly sought after, even more when they have been published as is the case for this one.