5 Artists Create Visual Book Reviews for The New York Times

By Maryann Yin Comment

New York Times NYT LogoAccording to the old adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” The New York Times tasked five artists to construct “visual book reviews” for an art-themed issue of the Sunday Book Review.

The following creatives took part in this project: Wangechi Mutu, Joan Jonas, Jacolby Satterwhite, Kader Attia and Ed Ruscha.

Mutu reviewed Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things, Jonas reviewed John Berger’s Why Look at Animals?, Satterwhite reviewed Andrew Durbin’s Mature Themes, Attia reviewed Souleymane Bachir Diagne’s African Art as Philosophy and Ruscha reviewed Ron Padgett’s Oklahoma Tough.

Each individual chose a book that they found inspiring; all of them wrote one short paragraph to discuss the reason why they chose that book. Click here to view all five pieces.