Friday, August 1, 2008

"At Home with Their Books"



There's a wonderful article in today's New York Times on the incredible mural, At Home with Their Books, by artist Elena Climent. The mural, measuring 30 ft. wide by 10 ft. high and comprising six panels, is the artist's largest work to date. It is read from left to right and depicts intimate scenes of the spaces in which famous writers from New York City composed their well-known novels, poems, or essays, presented in chronological order. The writers are Washington Irving, Edith Wharton, Zora Neale Hurston, Frank O'Hara, Jane Jacobs, and Pedro Pietri.

If you would like to come to campus to see the mural it is housed in NYU's Languages and Literature Building, 19 University Place ( at E. 8th St.). It's truly an amazing work of art and we know you will enjoy it.


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