This limited edition seminal box set includes an offset monograph about Doury, an offset reproduction of selections from his sketchbooks, and two screen prints of his work created post-mortem by Bongoût.
Pascal Doury (1956-2001) was the son of an unknown father and a mother who was a housekeeper. Doury grew up in the Maisons d’Enfants in Sèvres, where in 1966, he met Bruno Richard, with whom he developed a love/hate working relationship. Together they created the magazine Elles sont de sortie, which they filled with their own innovative work. When Doury turned to heroin, and Richard to pornography, their magazine reflected this development.
In 1984 they had an exhibition in Lyon, and a year later in Paris. In the same year, Pascal and his wife Nathalie had a daughter, named Dora Diamant, and she was promptly incorporated into Doury’s oeuvre, resulting in the picture series ‘L’Age d’Or de Dora Diamant’. When his wife died in 1991, Pascal took on the upbringing of his daughter, leaving drugs behind him.
Intrigued by the modern visual culture, Doury made a compilation of icons and images, ‘l’Encyclopédie des Images’, which appeared in 2001. In the same year, he staged his last exhibition.
Pascal Doury can rightly be called one of the most innovative and original artists of France, but also one of the least recognized. In the fall of 1999 his latest works were on exhibition in Galerie Lambiek, with a no less than mind-boggling visual experience as a result.
Pascal Doury – a blinding light
Doury’s fame as a comix artist mainly stems from his dense and intense portrayal of boarding school life in ‘Pornographie Catholique’, which was published in RAW magazine. Doury also published many small print-run comix, many in silk-screen form, most of these in collaboration again with like-minded artist Bruno Richard. Pascal Doury died from lung cancer in his home in Paris on the 13th of September 2001, leaving behind a veritable legacy of amazing art.