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Post #1128 • February 22, 2008, 10:52 AM • 38 Comments
One of my favorite albums of all time is Dave Brubeck's Time Out. I listen to it once a week or more. I would be happy if I could make a painting that makes me feel like this album makes me feel. It actually has an apt and rather nice painting on the cover, and this week I became curious about who made it. It turns out that the artist is one S. Neil Fujita, who created one of the iconic pieces of graphic design of the 20th Century - the book cover for The Godfather by Mario Puzo - and the AIGA just interviewed him last September.
"When art qualifies as a gift, it creates bonds between people in the audience that can strengthen the ties between them. It moves them to turn what they receive into contributions of their own, redoubling those ties. With this conception of the gift as the basic instrument of philanthropy, The Gift can be read as an accounting of philanthropy's unsung bounties." (Andrew)
Just when I've written off Holland Cotter for good he covers the Parmigianino at the Frick and doesn't make himself look ridiculous.
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