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01/23/2013 01:26 pm ET Updated Mar 25, 2013

Graphic Novelist Marjane Satrapi Will Debut Her Paintings in Paris This Month

Next week the acclaimed, Iranian-born graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi -- whose celebrated 2000 graphic novel "Persepolis" was turned into an Oscar-nominated feature film that she co-directed -- will show her paintings for the first time when 21 of them go on view in her solo exhibition at Paris's Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont.

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The paintings, primarily portraits and groups of women, bare an unmistakable resemblance to Satrapi's distinctive drawing style, will be on view January 30-March 23, thereby overlapping with the French release of her latest directorial effort, "The Gang of the Jotas," a live-action crime comedy that opens at cinemas throughout France on February 6.

-Author, Benjamin Sutton BLOUIN ARTINFO

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