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Kadir Nelson Channels Nostalgic Brooklyn with Stickball Cover for The New Yorker

Kadir Nelson Channels Nostalgic Brooklyn with Stickball Cover for The New Yorker

“Stickball Alley” by Kadir Nelson   THERE IS A REAL SENSE OF NOSTALGIA in Kadir Nelson‘s image of a young African American boy in a striped shirt and blue cap emblazoned with a “B.” Holding a stick drawn back toward his right shoulder, he stares intently awaiting the pitch of the ball. In the background,...
Kadir Nelson Depicts Father and Daughter on Brooklyn Stoop for New Yorker Cover

Kadir Nelson Depicts Father and Daughter on Brooklyn Stoop for New Yorker Cover

  ENVISIONING NEW YORK IN THE FALL, Kadir Nelson‘s latest cover illustration for The New Yorker magazine depicts a father and daughter sitting on the stoop of a Brooklyn brownstone. “Sitting on the stoop is such a New York thing,” Nelson told Françoise Mouly, art editor of The New Yorker. “Brownstones, stoops, leaves turning: that’s...