Imagine how wonderful it would be to start a blog entry with “Maira Kalman is one of my favourite living artists, and also a friend (though she was a favorite artist before we became friends)”? That’s exactly what Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics did (here). What an enviable man.
Maira Kalman is one of my artist heroes and you can look at her spectacular artwork for free on the NYT Select section this week. I allowed myself to be bullied/enticed into paying a yearly subscription because of Maira Kalman (admittedly, also Bob Herbert, Maureen Dowd, Thomas Friedman, and Judith Warner as well). If you want to to brighten up your world, horizons, and/or spirit take a look here.