Monday, March 30, 2009

The Morgan Library

"The Morgan Library: Recent Acquisitions," The New Yorker, April 6, 2009
(click to enlarge)
Max at the New Yorker asked me to draw a few of the famous artists and literary figures whose work will be on display at the Morgan Library. There were quite a few to choose from so I went with ones I thought would be most recognizable- James Joyce, Diane Arbus, Oscar Wilde, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Vincent Van Gogh.

New at the Morgan: Acquisitions Since 2004 opens April 17.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

fondle these pages...

Brendan made me do this. He wanted to share his new book with everyone. They are available through here , there and the special stuffp.s - the book/pages smells good. 

99 Seinfeld References

So as any die-hard Seinfeld fan knows, references to the show can be made to just about anything. Since I find myself practicing Seinfeldology almost daily, I decided to take a sampling of these and throw them into a giant heap. Piece #2 for Idiot Box (with corresponding key below):

She’s Dead. Wrapped in porcelain.

I’m beyond excited to be a part of Gallery 1988's Idiot Box, which celebrates the gallery’s 5th Anniversary as well as the 20th Anniversary of Saved by the Bell (holy cow, I’m old). Over 100 artists will be interpreting some of television’s guiltiest pleasures, and will be hosted by Dennis “Mr. Belding” Haskins.. hehe.

I couldn’t decide between my 2 favorite shows, so I decided to do a piece from both. First up, David Lynch’s Twin Peaks..

Laura Palmer, cast porcelain

The Black Lodge & Red Room, wood box, red velvet, under glass


Full article here.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Bridge of Sand

Illustration of Janet Burroway’s Bridge of Sand for Nicholas Blechman at the NY Times Book Review! The book follows a recently widowed woman who changes the direction of her life after witnessing the crash of flight 93.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hella Nation

Piece for Lisa Lewis at Los Angeles Magazine about the new Evan Wright (Generation Kill) book.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Walrus

Here's a piece I did for Paul Kim at The Walrus (May issue), about the key players of history being consigned to oblivion in our over-documented, over-saturated age. It's a very interesting and insightful article, and I never pass up a chance to work with Paul and The Walrus!

Northside Music Festival

Logo for the L Magazine's festival this summer, (AD: the wonderful Cecilia Ziko) June 11th to the 14th, showcasing a lot of Brooklyn bands. Should be fun! Again, I cant wait for summer. My reserves of blubber are dwindling and it's almost time to forage. . . for beer and hot dogs at least.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rachel Domm

Our former classmate Rachel Domm relaunched her website! Check it out here.

Monday, March 9, 2009

White Water

One of a few pieces for Shane Luitjens at Go about rafting. I can't wait for summer.


"Micachu," The New Yorker, March 16, 2009

Here's a portrait of a 21 year-old British pop musician Micachu. Read more about her in "Dropping Gems" by Sasha Frere-Jones.

Check out more from Micachu and her band, The Shapes, here.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A cover and interior for Maureen over at Las Vegas CityLife about the proposed Maglev train that will run from Anaheim, CA to Las Vegas– connecting Disneyland to the strip!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Shary Boyle

Italo Calvino inspired?
I had seen Shary Boyle's work in Kramers Ergot some years ago, and it's stuck with me since. As luck would have it, I happened across it again. Only now, rather than finding more beautifully mottled watercolors, I found porcelain! What a fun body of work!
(click here to see for yourselves)
also here's her new monograph

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Drawing Dreams Foundation

"[Drawing Dreams] is a Berkeley, California-based non-profit organization that provides art supplies to children's hospital's artist-in-residence art programs, and other organizations where the need arises."

I was recently asked to contribute some images to Drawing Dreams to be used in a collection of images that they use to create cards that are then sent out as gifts to donors. That said, if only I had boat loads of money I could dole out to the millions of worthy and needy organizations that are out there, that certainly not being the case, it's so incredibly nice to have the opportunity to help in another way by donating art.
Be sure to stop by their website as it is most definately worth it - not only do they display a sizable gallery of professional artwork but work by the very children who are benefitting from the program as well.