Last year, I had the great pleasure of working on a project with Maira Kalman. She is an artist of truly unique vision, as talented an illustrator as she is a story teller. Kalman’s career is impressive both for output and the number of people she has touched.
Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations of a (Crazy) World is her first museum survey. Along with illustrations, the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia’s exhibition will include an installation of ladders, chairs, and “many tables of many things” – an introduction, if you will, to Kalman’s world. A fully illustrated catalog complements the exhibition.
The exhibition opens today and runs through June 6, 2010. The ICA is located at 118 S. 36th Street in Philadelphia, PA.
Further examples of Kalman’s illustration after the jump.