Wednesday, February 04, 2009

New York Times Op-Ed Art Outed

Not sure whether this qualifies for off the beaten path, or on, for The Hankster, but I just attended a lecture at the
Society of Illustrators on East 63rd Street. Jerelle Kraus was the Art Director of the Op-Ed page ("What? The NYTimes Op-Ed page has an "art director"???) at the New York Times for 13 years (interestingly, fired at least once for what was termed "insolence") and has quite a story to tell. The stories from Jerelle and her colleagues JC Suares and Brad Holland were facinating. Jerelle has just published a new book called All the Art That's Fit to Print (And Some That Wasn't) Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page. It's chock full of political art. What could be better??

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