Barry Blitt and Stephen Gardner will talk about their iconic images based on life in New York City and it’s rich culture. Happy Hour will take place in the Hall of Fame Dining Room following the lecture.
This event is produced by Leslie Cober-Gentry on behalf of the Society of Illustrators and the NYCLandmark50 Alliance.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
BARRY BLITT is a cartoonist and illustrator. Since 1992, he has contributed illustrations and more than seventy covers to The New Yorker, including “Deluged,” voted Cover of the Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors in 2006, and “Narrow Stance,” a finalist for the same award in 2008. Blitt’s work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Time, Rolling Stone, and The Atlantic, and he illustrated Frank Rich’s weekly column in the New York Times. He has been honored with exhibitions and awards from the Society of Illustrators, Print, and American Illustration, among other institutions. His work for children includes “The 39 Apartments of Ludwig van Beethoven” and “Once Upon a Time, the End
(Asleep in 60 Seconds).”
STEPHEN GARDNER is an award winning illustrator who was born in England and studied art at the Cornwall College of Art graduating in 1983, he worked in Germany and freelanced in London, England up until 1989 when he moved to New York City to further his career as an illustrator and artist. He became a member of the Society of illustrators in that same year. Gardner has painted the covers of over two hundred book covers and painted countless baseball cards for both Topps and Upperdeck. His painting for the movie poster “Unforgiven” is part of the permanent collection at the Society of Illustrators and his portrait of Joe DiMaggio hangs in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Gardner started his bar painting series as part
TICKETS: $15 members / $20 non-members / $10 students/seniors
Admission includes one drink (beer, wine or soda) and small plates buffet.
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