Barry Blitt's Backstory

Barry Blitt's Backstory Barry Blitt created this striking watercolor for a New Yorker cover assignment. I asked him to give us the backstory:

"This was one idea from a stack of end-of-summer sketches I sent in to the magazine. It's as close to a sort of old time New Yorker cover as I get. It's nice to try my hand at drawing pictures without would-be terriorists or politicians of any stripe.

When I got the go-ahead, I drew a couple of versions of the final. This was the runner-up. I get nervous and keep redrawing everything until the issue gets printed, and sometimes even afterward."

This beautiful painting can be over YOUR mantelpiece. Join us tomorrow night at MILK Gallery for the SPD Real or Surreal Benefit Auction. Barry's artwork, tastefully framed, is part of our live auction. There are so many amazing photographs, paintings, prints and sculpture available in both the live and silent auctions, representing the work of some of the most influential artists working in editorial today. Please stop in on the fun!

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Real or Surreal Photography and Illustration Benefit Auction
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
MILK Gallery
450 West 15th Street, New York City

Silent Auction:  6:00PM - 8:00PM
Live Auction:  8:30PM

Review all the work at our online gallery

Please join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres

Admission $35 at the door

SPD is an advocate for our members' role as journalists and partners in the editorial process, and fosters new generations of editorial expertise through educational outreach and scholarship opportunities. Proceeds benefit these initiatives and expand our influence.

Auction Chairs: Gail Anderson, Illustration, and Jennifer Pastore, Photography

Auction Board: Gail Bichler, Mary Cahill, Laurie Kratochvil, Don Morris

Auction Advisory Committee: Stacey Baker, Christina Cahill, Alina Grossman, Hilary Greenbaum, Eddie Guy, Leo Jung, Kira Pollack, Leslie Simitch, Amanda Spielman, Dora Somosi, Casey Tierney, Siung Tjia, Michael Walsh
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