Whether you are a new tourist to NYC or a tried and true native, this book has something for everybody.
In “Drawn to New York,” Kuper depicts: A climb to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge; homelessness in Times Square; roller skaters in Central Park; the impact of 9/11; Wall St.; street musicians and an array of moments unique to the Big Apple.
In 200 full color pages Kuper paints a vibrant picture of Manhattan. Through comics, illustrations and sketchbook drawings he delivers everything from the low life to the high energy that has long made New York the most exciting city in the world. As he describes in his introduction:
"Drawn to New York is a portrait of this city I love, both its darkness and light. It's a reflection of thirty-four years on twelve miles of island with eight million people in a city whose story is ever being written."
This collection of sketchbook pages and finished art brilliantly displays Kuper s fascination with the city he has called home for over four decades. Lovingly reproduced in b&w and color from a variety of mediums, the art focuses on tiny people trying to survive in the vast metropolis. Some pieces emphasize N.Y.C. s vitality, and Kuper s characters can t imagine living anywhere else; still the place looks more threatening than attractive as individuals become part of geometric patterns while buildings wear anguished expressions. Demonstrating how vulnerable humans are when they re packed so closely together, the people here are victims of real-estate tycoons, politicians and their own selfishness and greed, as seen in an illustrated version of Jonathan Swift s A Modest Proposal. A near-masterpiece of New York cultural anthropology.
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A spectacle of brilliance! This is an astounding masterpiece from the heart and is some of Kuper's finest work. It looks sensational in digital form and really has impact. Well worth the modest price.