2008/08/01

David Levine at the Met






What a wonderful gift I was given today running into David Levine, one of the all time great caricaturists at the Met. We were both there to see the J.M. Turner show and while walking through the Roman sculpture hallway I happened to glance over and there the Master stood. We had a brief conversation about caricature and he told me he and the New York Review of Books had parted ways (definitely the end of an era), but he looked great and said he's still working although now mainly in pencil foregoing his trademark Pen & Ink.

You know it's funny, people have always commented about my crosshatching and I owe my understanding of that technique partly to the "Master" since it was mainly his work I studied to learn how to do it. Again, what a great honor it was to meet this man and life is certainly strange when you think about how many people were in that museum today and this chance encounter happened...amazing!!

The New York Review of Books
David Levine Caricatures
D. Levine Ink

8 comments:

Elliot Cowan said...

What a treat!

John T. Quinn 3rd said...

no kidding, what a treat indeed.

pbcbstudios said...

man he's awesome!

Vincenzo said...

It really was an absolute treat!!!...and besides being incredibly talented I found him to be a very gracious and witty man...he is the Master!!!

Allure said...

nice drawings! i love it!

Marion said...

You lucky bastard!

Vincenzo said...

Hahaha...yes I am!!!! ;)

SuprMom said...

Vin,
I am so happy for you.
It was destiny absolutely, no doubt.
How amazing in a place where hundreds traverse on a daily basis.
Send some of that 'luck' my way.
I need to meet Bowie before I go...