Maira Kalman, “The Glass House,” 2004-05. Don’t miss “Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World),” the first major museum survey of Kalman’s work, opening Friday at the Jewish Museum in New York.
“I didn’t know that I could draw, but I had that combo of naïve optimism and terror, and a very short attention span, not wanting to learn anything. I thought, I’ve been around art, I can do this; I can draw. My sister is a painter. I went to the High School of Music and Art for music, so it wasn’t some alien occupation to me.”
–Maira Kalman, interviewed by David Hershkovits for PAPER