Politics, like rust, never rests, although drawing politics is very restful to me. Here’s the result of some very serene hours in my studio. Also find below some gift-art for really wonderful people (who are especially wonderful for forgiving these).
George II of the Game of Bushes
Jeb the Younger
Newsweek, back and beautiful.
Jeb for The Baffler.
Tina Brown for Politico Magazine,
and her pal Barry Diller.
New portraits for my presidents project. Obama here,
Speaking of presidents, Dennis Dittrich is in his last term as president of the Society of Illustrators. Always a warm, nurturing presence, at the SI or the classroom. And a friend for over 20 years. Your humble artist was asked to render Dennis (so to speak) for the next annual.
Bill deBlasio for The NY Observer,
For another NY Observer cover, my old pal, Al Sharpton.
Some Democratic donors: S. Donald Sussman,
Tom Steyer (oiy).
Freud and friends do a selfie for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Ozzy Osbourne, Washington Post.
Fran Drescher as a kid, for Tablet.
JEH for Tablet
and his lovely wife, Heather, for The Washimgtonian.
Rockefeller heir, Democratic donor Alida Messinger.
Another gift piece, asked by the NY Philharmonic to paint Glenn Dicterow, retiring concert master, with music directors he has played with over the years:
and the current MD, Alan Gilbert.
He took it very well. A lovely man who makes beautiful music.
For a summer movies story, written and drawn by me, for The Hollywood Reporter.
John Kerry for The National Journal
Woody, for an Oscars article, written and drawn by me, for The Los Angeles Tmes.
The legendary editor Victor Navasky for The Nation Wine Club, with
Democratic Donor and Cubs owner Laura Ricketts
The always lovely Helen Thomas, Politico Magazine,
The lovely Tom Brokaw. The Washington Post.
Another gift piece, Ryan Sit, a brilliant young fellow, now on his way to Google.
A Jersey scofflaw. Fortune magazine.
Hillary, armed and dangerous.
Reagan, as I’ve always seen him. A showboating gas-bag most fowl.