An exhibit at The New York Historical Society is showcasing the fantastically humorous work of the prolific artist, Bruce McCall.
Bruce McCall’s New York presents visions of NYC where pterodactyls fly down Central Park West, King Kongs wait to audition for the role of a lifetime, rooftop farms reach far up into the sky, and ubiquitous orange parking tickets are part of the fall foliage. The exhibition features more than 40paintings that transport visitors to an often retro-futuristic New York and invite them to ponder what the city is or could be.
The 85 year-old Canadian-born author and artist moved to New York City in 1964 and has contributed to virtually every prominent magazine including Esquire and Vanity Fair, and was a member of the original National Lampoon.
McCall has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker, where he has created more than 75 covers over four decades, a third of which are on display.