Above: The New York Times front page notice of Peter Arno’s passing. To the right: his last New Yorker drawing, captioned “Oh grow up!” was finished a few months before he died.
From Adweek’s Fishbowl NY, February 22, 2015, “New Yorker Cartoonist Set to ‘Live-Draw’ the Oscars”
Left: Donnelly with iPad, reviewing last year’s live-tweet Oscar drawings and watching early red carpet coverage.
Over on The New Yorker’s website there is much to dig into: cartoon slide shows from various decades, selected classic pieces, covers. Go here to see what’s going on.
Note: Alas, Rea Irvin’s classic cover of the magazine’s mascot does not appear this week. Nine contemporary takes on Tilley appear instead. I took the above photo to accompany my essay “Tilley Over Time” on the magazine’s website, August of 2008.
The life and work of Art Young, who contributed his work to The New Yorker from 1925 through 1933, will be celebrated big time in Bethel Connecticut. Marc Moorash, curator of the Art Young Gallery tells Ink Spill that in “March and April we’re giving Art his first solo show since his exhibition at the ACA Gallery in 1939. We’ll have 40 original illustrations and 120 pieces of ephemera – letters, books, magazines, etc.”
Mr. Moorash also notes that “we’ve just published his long lost manuscript – Types of the Old Home Town – a collection of Americana images and writings, some of which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, some never published. The manuscript was rescued from the back of a bookseller’s warehouse.”