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My new (old) Roz Chast book

Yesterday I found this old Roz Chast book of comics at the Cleveland Park branch library book sale for just 10 cents! 10 cents!


Remember: Roz will be giving a talk about fellow New Yorker cartoonist Charles Addams April 26 here in D.C. as part of the Smithsonian American Arts Museum’s “American Pictures Distinguished Lecture Series.”

Who’s going? I’ll be there.

Giant work of art takes over D.C.

People around F and 9th Streets in Washington D.C. probably noticed a crane yesterday morning holding this gigantic blue shape. Here is a pic I lifted off of

The piece is a 31-foot high sculpture called Modern Head by the late pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. You might recognize Lichtenstein’s more well-known works resembling comic book pages:

Lichtenstein’s work is all over D.C. – the National Gallery of Art, in fact, has the largest repository of his art in the world. Now, we get Modern Head, too, which was installed yesterday outside the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The piece’s last home was inside the World Trade Center where it took a few bumps to the chin on 9-11, but by some miracle stayed intact.

Welcome to D.C., Modern Head.

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