20 Feb

Cameo gallery

Seymour Chwast Collection: Series 5, Item E33. Photograph by Carl Fischer.

In 1995, the Cooper Union celebrated the 40th anniversary of Pushpin Studios with an exhibition and special sale of drawings and paintings by three founders of the studio (and alumni of the school), pictured above: Seymour Chwast, Edward Sorel, and Milton Glaser. Also exhibited were works by other Pushpin artists: John Alcorn, Sam Antupit, Michael Aron, Vincent Ceci, Paul Davis, George Leavitt, Tim Lewis, Jim McMullan, Reynold Ruffins (also a co-founder), Jerold Smokler, Richard Mantel, “and others.” This reminded me of another similar device that captured a different group that is also heavily represented in the Archive.

Tony Palladino Collection, Series III, Subseries B.

This drawing, rendered by an unknown artist in Coney Island, pictures youthful versions of (L-R) Tony Palladino, George Tscherny, Robert Brownjohn, Tom Geismar, Ivan Chermayeff, and Bob Gill.