A gorgeous, entertaining, and provocative compendium of the award-winning artist’s iconic illustrations for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and more. Barry Blitt’s cartoons have been expertly lampooning politics and culture in America for more than two decades. His wry and provocative New Yorker covers often become the defining image of a political moment, earning him adoration from critics and fans and hate mail from his more thin-skinned targets.
This lavish full-color collection showcases over a quarter century of Blitt’s most iconic work: his New Yorker covers, from the infamous Obama fist bump and George W. Bush’s drowning cabinet to the many misadventures of Donald Trump; his long-running collaboration with Frank Rich for New York Times op-ed page; and his illustrations for Vanity Fair, Time, Entertainment Weekly, and others. Blitt also shares his sketchbooks, drafts, and unpublished art, offering readers an exclusive view into the creative process of one of the foremost political cartoonists of our time.
Featuring annotations from the author, more than 100 never-before-seen sketches and drafts, and original essays from Blitt’s collaborators and peers, this book is both a visual delight and a fascinating trip into the mind of a truly original artist.
About Barry Blitt
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… More about Barry Blitt
Hardcover | $40.00
Published by Riverhead Books Oct 24, 2017| 176 Pages| 8-1/4 x 10-7/8| ISBN 9780399576669