The True History of Puss in Boots
September 4, 2012 – January 9, 2013
The original story “The Master Cat” or “The Booted Cat,” was published by French writer Charles Perrault in 1697. Known today as “Puss in Boots,” the tale has thrived in contemporary culture alongside several of Perrault’s other famous creations, including “Cinderella” and “Little Red Riding Hood.” The ink drawings in this exhibition were created by freelance illustrator and artist Henry Charles and appeared in the 2010 re-telling of the classic tale, “The True History of Puss in Boots,” with text by Michael Joseph (Cats in the Basement Press 2010).
Image credit: Henry Charles, “Proposed Title Page,” 2000, ink and watercolor on board, 6” x 8.5”, Courtesy of the artist