Sunday, November 15, 2015

Blue Booted Bulldog: Original New Yorker Artwork by Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman's New Yorker cover illustration of a bulldog wearing blue rain boots was sold through the Julie Saul Gallery with the title "Bulldog." When it ran in the New Yorker, though, it had been given the title "Blue Dog." One suspects that at times the magazine's cover titles are assigned editorially and may not be the first choice of the artist.

Maira Kalman, Original artwork, "Bulldog"
The New Yorker, October 7, 2013
http://www.saulgallery.com/artists/maira-kalman/survey-2-new-feb-14#3
Maira Kalman, "Blue Dog"
The New Yorker, October 7, 2013

Note:  Over the years, this blog has collected quite a few examples of original New Yorker cover art. You'd better have a look.

While you're at it, don't miss these earlier posts featuring the art of Maira Kalman.

Dog lovers might enjoy this blog's many posts featuring man's best friend.

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