So I was originally going out to the Asian Art Museum this afternoon, but stopped off at my hotel and spied a sign for a show of photography by Arnold Newman at the Contemporary Jewish Museum next door. Why not? Why not indeed?
Newman, whom I'd hardly known, despite my years crawling through the ICP and MEdelaP has photographed in a most delightful way, the great cultural figures of the 20th Century:
From the most evil - Ayn Rand - to the most angelic - Picasso
From the greatest - Bernstein - to the near greatest - Tony Smith
From the most sad - Monroe - to the most glad - Steinberg, and
From the most under-appreciated - De Kooning - to the most over-rated - Warhol.
Great great photographs, folks. 3 Wows! Go!