Friday, August 01, 2014

McCauley Connor

I love discovering new art and new artists. This summer's discovery is Mac (McCauley) Conner who was an illustrator back in the Mad Men days. I'd never heard of him until a reader directed me his way and I learned that there was going to be a retrospective of his work at the City of New York Museum.  

His work is all clean and energetic, a bit like a pared-down Rockwell, but what I really love is his crime related illustrations. There's such a great vibe to works like this one:

Honey, whatever he is about to tell you, don't believe it. RUN.

There's a book available -- which is now on my Christmas list -- Mac Conner: A New York Life.

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