The School of Visual Arts Honors Edward Sorel; Screening:Cartoonists at Lunch

This October, The School of Visual Arts will honor Edward Sorel with its Masters Series Award and a retrospective exhibition.  For all the info, click here to visit the SVA site.

 

Also at SVU, Rachel Loube’s film, Every Tuesday: The Work and Community of The New Yorker Cartoonists will be screened (details here).  The film includes glimpses of a number of cartoonists at lunch (and some lengthier segments featuring a handful of cartoonists in their studios). Appearing in the film are, among others,  Bob Eckstein, Sydney Harris, Farley Katz, Drew Dernavich, Liza Donnelly, Sam Gross, Zachary Kanin, Emily Flake, Tom Hachtman, Felipe Galindo (Feggo), Matthew Diffee, David Borchart, and Warren Miller.

 

Note: Both of the above events brought to my attention via The New Yorker’s website,  newyorker.com

Why a Platter?

 

In February of 1991 when The New Yorker offices moved from 25 West 43rd Street  across the street to 20 West 43rd,  some housecleaning was in order.

Some of the objects that once sat in the Art Department couldn’t make the move due to space considerations. Among the few generously donated to our collection was this oddity:  a large wooden platter, signed by a handful of cartoonists as well as by Anne Hall, who for decades was Assistant to the magazine’s Art Editor, Lee Lorenz.

Part of the signed platter’s charm is its scarcity of signatures. Considering how many cartoonists came and went through the Art department every week, one would think the platter would be full.