David Ivar has designed and painted all his album covers with a unique style of ink and painting. He designed all his tour merchandizing from day 1. It is how he got noticed and started to be appreciated as a visual artists in his own rights.
He has had many exhibitions, internationally, in as prestigious places as FIAC and ART BASEL and is represented by a Parisian gallery of International renown.
He has been commissioned many times by magazines (Playboy, Officiel, Plan B, Magic, Greenpoint Gazette)
He was even commissioned to have his own line of clothing for the brand PETIT BATEAU, using his drawings, and his own cameras with drawings by the brand LOMOGRAPHY
Here is a list of Art Shows
In 2015, he and his life-partner Marion Hanania wrote a book of poetry and drawings for children Diable D’Où Viennent-Ils? (Where The Hell Did They Come From) that was published by prestigious French Maison D’Editions Gallimard and nominated by one of France’s most coveted book prizes Les Pépites De Montreuil

*David Ivar "Yaya" Herman Dune at Small World Books

September 2017

Small World Books, Venice Beach, CA

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*David Ivar & Marion Hanania “Where The Hell Did They Come From?” Duo Show and Book Signing event
September 2015
Galerie 0fr, Paris

*Black Yaya Head Over Heels February 2015
Gallery 0fr, Paris

*Black Yaya-Blue Yaya October-November 2014 Arthotèque De Caen, FR Retrospective

*Yolo-Yaya 2
July 2014
Guéthary, FR
Solo Show, Surfing-Fins installations and drawings

Solo Show

*Yolo-Yaya
June 2014
Pehrspace Gallery LA Show with Mayon Hanania

*Yo-Kol-Nidre February-March 2014 Solo Exhibition at Galerie Nivet-Carzon Paris, France

February-March 2014 *Spring Show at 0fr Galerie Spring 2014
Drawings, Collective show Paris, France

*Yaya Herman Dune Drawings
Summer 2012-Ongoing Show at Valentine Gallery Brooklyn, NY

*THE SOLE CHAMPIONS June-August 2011
Galerie Nivet-Carzon, Paris, France Solo Show

*STRANGE MOOSIC INN
October-December 2011
Walking Chair Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Solo Show and Collaborations with Artist Marion Hanania

*STRANGE MOOSIC July-September 2011 0FR PARIS
Solo Show

*STRANGE MOOSIC
June 2011 West Germany Gallery, Berlin Solo Show

* NON-PHOTO BLUE
May 2011 Galerie Lucile Corty Collaboration with Marion Hanania

* NON-PHOTO BLUE FEBRUARY-MARCH 2011
Le Silex, Auxerre, FR
Collaborative Show with Marion Hanania

*YIA#1 (Young International Artists#1) 2010 Exhibition in Paris

October 22nd-25th at La Cartonnerie
As a guest of the Young International Artists Art Fair #1, in Paris, France

*It’s Not Only Rock’N’Roll Baby!
Exhibition in Milano, Italy
At the Triennale Bovisa
Work Shown as part of the exhibition It’s Not Only Rock’N’Roll Baby! Curated by Jerôme Sans, among with Patti Smith’s photos, Devendra Banhart’s paintings, or Alan Vega’s drawings

June 24th-September 26th, 2010

*These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things Collective exhibition at Galerie Lucile Corty, Paris

October 11th-30th, 2010

*Stereo Notes
Solo Show at Galerie Lucile Corty, Paris

June 5th--July 19th, 2010
Solo Work And Work With Kyle Field

*FIAC 2009
Work Shown at FIAC 2009 by Galerie Lucile Corty

October 22nd-25th 2009

*12 Figures
Work shown together with artists Julien Langendorff, Cyprien Chabert, Estelle Hanania At Fat Galerie, Paris
June-July 2009

*Galerie Lucile Corty, Paris

September 6th- October 26th, 2008 “The Blue Bigfoot Of The Negev” Solo Show

And Work With Mayon Hanania

*Aqua Art Miami, Miami, FLA

Dec 4th- 7th, 2008
Solo Drawings shown by Cinders Gallery

*Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

February 22nd- March 23rd, 2008 Where Is It Slowly Going
Solo Work
Work with Julien Langendorff

*Arts Factory (Galerie Nomade), Paris

June 6th-23rd, 2007
Solo work
Work with Julien Langendorff

*Galerie AAA – Paris

October 12th- 26th, 2006 Solo Work
Work with Julien Langendorff

*CREA ILLIKO, Kingersheim, France
“Exposition Rencontre d’Auteurs Dessinateurs Illustrateurs Contemporains”

May 20th-28th, 2005
“Lilly, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts
Set of Drawings inspired by the narrative in the song from Blood On The Tracks” Own series of Work

*David-Ivar & Jeffers
Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
January 2005
Giant drawing ordered by Confort Moderne
A Work Of Ink And Paper in collaboration with Jeffrey Lewis

-Yaya has had drawings in various magazines (Flaunt, Playboy, Spray, Magic!, Plan B, ModArt)

-Yaya Has been drawing all the art for all work with own band Herman Dune, including 10 Album covers and art, numerous Tour Posters, and many designs for shirts.

-Yaya was a student in architecture, from 1995 to 2000 in Paris (Ecole d’Architecture Paris La Seine) fka Beaux-Arts Architecture