44th Edition of the International Exhibition of Humor


  • As often happens, the theme anticipates the future: 1992 for Europe is the year of Maastricht and of the enlargement to the East and the Salone likes to imagine in advance what will happen to a Europe that is finally united and free ... It is an invitation that the humorists they do not let themselves escape like Bruno Durante who imagines that there are only three umbrellas to metaphorically fix the world from troubles, or, caustic as always, Gian Maria Starace who just needs a change of uniform to switch to democracy.

    Also for this edition, the award ceremony takes place during a gala evening at the Roof Garden of the Sanremo Casino.

    Lutz Backes (Bubec), Germany is awarded the Palme d'Or for Design; Gian Maria Starace wins the Golden Date for the Fixed Theme and Vladimir Nenashev designs the Manifesto.

    Hon. Giulio Andreotti wins the Palme d'Or for Humorous Literature with "/ Power wears out ... but it's better not to lose it".

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The Awards

The Salone recognizes the artistic qualities of the participants in drawing and literature with several awards. Some prestigious institutions have wanted to add their patronage such as the Council of Europe, the Presidency of the Republic, the City of Bordighera and various other regional bodies and private foundations. The main prizes that are awarded by juries of outstanding personalities are the Palme d'Or trophy which represents the highest recognition for the Authors, the Golden Date and the Silver Date.

The drawings

Books of the year

  • 1991 Monduzzi Letteratura umoristica
  • 1991 Andreotti Letteratura umoristica
  • 1991 Vigliero Letteratura umoristica
  • 1991 Cemak Letteratura illustrata
  • 1991 Garofalo Humour Comics
  • 1991 Lazzarato & Maggioni Letteratura ragazzi
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    The event could not have lasted for over fifty years without the contribution of numerous "volunteers" and "precepts" who brought enthusiasm and desire to do whatever the task received, with nineteenth-century shifts! From the choice of the drawings, to the preparation of the panels (always the same every year), to the posting with various pins of the hundreds of drawings up to the presence on stage.

    We therefore want to thank, in absolutely no order but with equal contributions, all those who come to mind, apologizing if we miss some, but we are ready to fix it!

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