June 27, 2010
Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)
By Ingrid Schaffner
144 pp. DelMonico/Prestel. $34.95.
This monograph, the companion volume to a traveling exhibition of Kalman's work being presented by the University of Pennsylvania's Institute of Contemporary Art, features essays, drawings and paintings, including a portrait of the young Nabokov, 2006.
Everyone who reads this blog knows how much I admire Maira Kalman's work. So I was thinking of driving down to Philadelphia to see this exhibit. But then I discovered that the exhibit will travel to the Jewish Museum in NYC this summer. Better idea, visit the exhibit in NYC, then read the monograph in my backyard, while relaxing on the wicker swing in the shade with some sun tea.
To get in the groove - here is an article - click here
You may also enjoy this interesting interview on Maira Kalman - click here