•r U ..V - Vt* Jean Lagarrigue After his studies in Paris, Jean Lagarrigue went to the United States in 1963 to take a course at the School of Visual Arts. Back in France in 1965, he worked for several magazines and became art director of the women's magazine Marie-Claire. In 1968 he returned to America, where Esquire magazine had offered him a post as art director. He is now freelancing in France once more. Towards the end of 1972 his work for Esquire was exhibited in the Galerie Delpire in Paris. Editor Nach seinem Studium in Paris ging Jean Lagarrigue 1963 in die Vereinigten Staaten, um an der School of Visual Arts einen Kurs zu besuchen. Er kehrte 1965 nach Frankreich zurück, arbeitete fiir verschiedene Zeitschriften und wurde dann zum Art Director von Marie-Claire ernannt. 1968 ging er wieder nach Amerika, um bei Esquire als Art Director zu wirken. Wieder in Frankreich, machte er sich selbstandig. Seine Arbeiten für Esquire wurden gegen Ende 1972 in der Galerie Delpire in Paris ausgestellt. Redaktion Après avoir terminé ses études a Paris, Jean Lagarrigue se rendit, en 1963, aux Etats-Unis afin de suivre un cours a la School of Visual Arts. II revint en France en 1965, travailla pour différentes revues et fut nommé directeur artistique de Marie- Claire. En 1968, il retourna en Amérique, le magazine Esquire lui ayant offert un poste de directeur artistique. De retour en France, il travaille désormais pour son propre compte. Les travaux qu'il a exécutés pour Esquire ont été exposés, a fin 1972, a la Galerie Delpire a Paris. La Rédaction l)-3) Full-page illustrations for a feature in Esquire about the death of Jim Morrison, a member of The Doors rock group. Art directors: Jean-Paul Goude/Richard Weigand. 1)—3) Ganzseitige Illustrationen zu einem Artikel in Esquire iiber den Tod von Jim Morrison, Mitglied der Rock-Gruppe The Doors. A.D.Jean-Paul Goude/Richard Weigand. 1)—3) Illustrations pleine page d'un article (Esquire) dédié a la mort de Jim Morrison, membre de la formation rock The Doors. Directeurs artistiques: Jean-Paul Goude/Richard Weigand. At twenty he didn't know what line to take. Today, at thirtyWo X Jean Lagarrigue is one of the three best in his field in Paris. Cz of - the ten best in the world. His original drawings have just been on,lev in the Galerie Delpire, the Mecca of illustrators. He is tall, brown-haired with green eyes, but the fact is not appini (that he has green eyes, I mean): he's too tall, and he walks toifWst anyway He moves fast in his career, too. In 1962 he was in Pa at the Arts Déco, and was gravitating towards drawing. That was the a he discovered the Americans and the Push Pin Studios in parti far. Next year he was in New York, at the School of Visual Arts, who he. really got off the ground. Returning to Paris he worked for a time in the Marie-Claire stMio. But without real satisfaction. He therefore set up on his own. land things began to hum. His first experimental jobs were revolutionary. Between his sib tures and plaster casts, between plexiglas and neon, he painted pito- graphs. There was nothing he didn't try, nothing he didn't mastejtkk called the tune in Paris. Ten hours' work a day. Seven days a week, 365 days a year, nee 1966 he has been one of the movers in a profession in whichArt directors knowpeople who get things done are few and far bet-:en. Orders roll in. And that suits him, for he finds stress stimulating;;! He has become Lagarrigue without noticing it, and has fulfilled irti self completely in his illustrations for Lui and Esquire. How do you become a Lagarrigue anyway Probably the style h to crystallize out, just when the public understands it and wants he confronted by a certain image. The Americans, who make no misikfis in these things, invited Lagarrigue to the States in 1968 to be art diffor of Esquire. We are delighted to have him back. 448

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