All my prints at 20x200 (namely “West 10th Street and Broadway,” one of my favorite images from the early landscapes finger-painted on an iPhone) are 30% off today till 8 EST, with code ColomboCM13. See the whole collection at the 20x200 site.
The cover of the April issue of Transfuge magazine features my illustration for their special on American novelists dealing with the subject of war. It’s my début on French newsstands.
There’s always a lot of us proposing art for The New Yorker, and even the accepted pictures may take some time to appear on the cover. Such was the case with my piece on this week’s issue. Read about it in the magazine’s blog entry by Françoise Mouly and Mina Kaneko.
Here’s my poster for the 2012 Gothams. For the third year in a row I created all the graphic materials for IFP’s Gotham Independent Film Awards. See my picture from last year here, and images from the event live online tonight at www.ifp.org.
Slade Architecture has created the Virgin Atlantic Newark Clubhouse, a complex and entertaining lounge. (See details here, and see the one they did for JFK here.) I’m one of several artists who created pieces for the project. The screens above loop movies of three of my SoHo landscapes, playing as slowly as possible in case you have time to kill before your flight is boarding.
My contribution to the AOL Artists roster is an illustration for Veterans’ Day. The whole project is turning into a very nice series.
From 1991 to 1994 I was the art director of Chicago’s NewCity, a weekly alternative. Recently, founder/editor Brian Hieggelke invited me to illustrate the cover for their Best of Chicago twentieth anniversary issue. My drawing features a rendering of the first issue we ever did, with a cover by then-recent Chicago resident Chris Ware.
Hurricane Sandy’s New York invasion missed me altogether (I was in Siena, Italy) but still inspired an Artist’s Sketchbook page in The New Yorker: "Cabs for a New Climate."
The exhibition "The New Yorker Couvertures," at Galerie Martel, Paris, from October 26, 2012 to January 5, 2013, features cover originals by Benoît van Innis, Barry Blitt, Ivan Brunetti, Peter de Sève, Eric Drooker, Ian Falconer, Ana Juan, Anita Kunz, Jacques de Loustal, Lorenzo Mattotti, Bruce McCall, Ever Meulen, Françoise Mouly, Christoph Niemann, Art Spiegelman, Mark Ulriksen, Chris Ware… and also two of my own cover images, shown as artist proofs from 20x200.com. The show celebrates the French publication of Françoise Mouly’s book on TNY covers. I was thrilled that she and galerist Rina Zavagli curated me in. Some of these artists I’ve been a fan of for more than thirty years.
I had just started playing with the Photoshop Express app — love its Sketch filter — when my friend, choreographer Angela Harriell, told me she was plotting a grindhouse-themed ballet. Dancer Dorian Cervantes posed for a quick session, shot and filtered on the iPhone!, and here’s the poster.
Three small books featuring different series of my finger paintings have become available for purchase at Magcloud.com. Night Windows contains NYC nocturnes. Vinalhaven is about an island in Maine. Close-Ups features a series of small objects, most of them with words printed on them, that I was painting on my iPhone in 2010.
Mildred’s Lane, an arts environment created in Pennsylvania by my friends J. Morgan Puett and Mark Dion, holds a very special place in my life. A tiny bit of it was recreated as part of a show in MoMA’s Education and Research Building; as if a corner of Mildred’s Lane got teleported to 54th Street. An iPod on a shelf loops fifteen of my movies: three recent finger paintings done at Mildred’s Lane, plus several shorts shot there, or elsewhere but featuring some of its key players.