Artists Laurent and Jean de Brunhoff Sport Their Racing Trunks

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Laurent and Jean de Brunhoff's Babar and his teammates are going all out to win the famous Celesteville Regatta (1989). Photo: Courtesy of Mary Ryan Gallery

Babar and his teammates are going all out to win the famous Celesteville
Regatta
. Half the charm of Laurent and Jean de Brunhoff's drawings are in the titles. In these spry, exuberant sketches on view at Mary Ryan Gallery through January 17, the life of Babar, that pompous, well-meaning dandy of an elephant, unfolds.