Book Signing with Barry Blitt
Renowned illustrator Barry Blitt will sign copies of his new book, Blitt (Riverhead Books, $40), on Saturday, December 9th at 2pm at The Hickory Stick Bookshop.
A gorgeous, hilarious, and provocative compendium of the award-winning artist's illustrations for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and more.
Barry Blitt's cartoons have been lampooning American politics and culture for decades. His iconic New Yorker covers are defining images for our times, earning him adoration from critics and fans and piles of hate mail from everyone else.
This lavish full-color collection showcases more than a quarter century of Blitt's work: his wry and provocative New Yorker covers, from the Obama fist bump heard round the world, to George W. Bush's drowning cabinet, to the myriad (and counting) misadventures of Donald Trump; Blitt's long-running collaboration with Frank Rich on The New York Times op-ed page; and his work for Vanity Fair, Time, Entertainment Weekly, and others. Blitt also shares his private sketchbooks, drafts, and uproarious rejected illustrations, offering readers an illuminating view into his creative process.
Featuring the author's hand-scrawled annotations and self-deprecating witticisms, more than one hundred never-before-seen sketches and drafts, and essays from Blitt's collaborators and peers, including Frank Rich, Francoise Mouly, and Steve Brodner, Blitt is a visual delight and a rollicking trip into the mind of an utterly original artist.
"For nearly a generation now, Barry Blitt has been the sharpest and funniest political artist in the United States." --David Remnick
"A born wisenheimer... Blitt's lively gift with turning Washington figures into character studies has helped him become the New Yorker's preeminent political cover artist--an editorial whiz in deadline watercolor." -- Washington Post
"Indelible images from one of America's leading political cartoonists. . . . A treasure trove for fans of the New Yorker, political satire, and graphic design." -- Kirkus (starred review)
"There can be no disputing that Blitt has earned a vaulted place in the pantheon of twenty-first-century political satirists." --Steven Heller
"If Barry Blitt is anything, it's brilliantly provocative." --James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
Barry Blitt is a cartoonist and illustrator. Since 1992, he has contributed illustrations and more than one hundred covers to The New Yorker, including "Deluged," voted Cover of the Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2006, and "The Politics of Fear," a finalist for the same award in 2009. Blitt's work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Time, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. His work for children includes The 39 Apartments of Ludwig van Beethoven and Once Upon a Time, the End (Asleep in 60 Seconds). Blitt lives in the Western Hemisphere.
This event is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend this event, you may reserve a signed copy of Blitt by calling The Hickory Stick Bookshop at (860) 868 0525. For further information about this event please visit www.hickorystickbookshop.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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