Photographer Erin Patrice O’Brien has donated a C-print of this stunning photograph of Stephen Colbert to the Friends of Bob Newman online benefit auction. Erin and I have worked together since my days at Vibe magazine; most recently she did a great series of assignments when I was creative director at Reader’s Digest. I’ve always loved Erin’s photographs and she is a joy to work with, so it’s an honor to have two of her images in the auction.You can bid on Erin’s photograph of Stephen Colbert here. The Friends of Bob Newman auction was organized to raise funds to help defray the costs of medical bills and living expenses after my serious accident last Spring.  Mighty thanks to Erin and all the artists and photographers who have contributed images to the Friends of Bob Newman auction. Bidding ends June 11!

Photographer Erin Patrice O’Brien has donated a C-print of this stunning photograph of Stephen Colbert to the Friends of Bob Newman online benefit auction. Erin and I have worked together since my days at Vibe magazine; most recently she did a great series of assignments when I was creative director at Reader’s Digest. I’ve always loved Erin’s photographs and she is a joy to work with, so it’s an honor to have two of her images in the auction.

You can bid on Erin’s photograph of Stephen Colbert here. The Friends of Bob Newman auction was organized to raise funds to help defray the costs of medical bills and living expenses after my serious accident last Spring.

Mighty thanks to Erin and all the artists and photographers who have contributed images to the Friends of Bob Newman auction. Bidding ends June 11!

Josh Gosfield is a remarkable artist, art director, author, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, painter… (did I leave anything out?). And he’s a very cool guy, too! (Josh captivated my 10 year old daughter Ivy at the recent Friends of Bob Newman benefit party with a long discussion about jean jacket colors.) Back in 2009, Josh created an art and design project called Gigi, The Black Flower. In it, he took an imaginary 1960s-70s French pop singer and chronicled her life in posters, LPs, magazine covers, and other graphic devices. It started as an online exhibit and eventually became a show at the Steven Kasher gallery. It was simply one of the most brilliant graphic design creations I’ve ever seen, a total delight on every level. So I’m very excited that Josh has contributed a digital print of a photograph from the Gigi, The Black Flower project to the Friends of Bob Newman online benefit auction. A larger version of this print, “Radio,” was exhibited at the 2009 Steven Kasher gallery show, and it’s a beautiful, brilliantly-created piece. You can bid on “Radio” here: . It’s an amazing document from an amazing graphic project. Thanks Josh for donating "Radio" to the Friends of Bob Newman auction, and thanks to everyone else who has contributed artwork and bid on the many beautiful illustrations and photographs. The bidding for the auction ends on June 11!

Josh Gosfield is a remarkable artist, art director, author, graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, painter… (did I leave anything out?). And he’s a very cool guy, too! (Josh captivated my 10 year old daughter Ivy at the recent Friends of Bob Newman benefit party with a long discussion about jean jacket colors.) Back in 2009, Josh created an art and design project called Gigi, The Black Flower. In it, he took an imaginary 1960s-70s French pop singer and chronicled her life in posters, LPs, magazine covers, and other graphic devices. It started as an online exhibit and eventually became a show at the Steven Kasher gallery. It was simply one of the most brilliant graphic design creations I’ve ever seen, a total delight on every level.

So I’m very excited that Josh has contributed a digital print of a photograph from the Gigi, The Black Flower project to the Friends of Bob Newman online benefit auction. A larger version of this print, “Radio,” was exhibited at the 2009 Steven Kasher gallery show, and it’s a beautiful, brilliantly-created piece. You can bid on “Radio” here: . It’s an amazing document from an amazing graphic project.

Thanks Josh for donating "Radio" to the Friends of Bob Newman auction, and thanks to everyone else who has contributed artwork and bid on the many beautiful illustrations and photographs. The bidding for the auction ends on June 11!

I first met the amazing Julie Mihaly when were both working at Entertainment Weekly circa 1990. I was a peanut art director and Julie was a hard-working photo editor. Julie soon moved ahead to other venues where she was able to sparkle and shine and make all kinds of visual magic as a photo editor, creative director, editor, artist, and photographer! Most notably for those of us who spend large segments of our lives online, Julie is the editor/curator/publisher of the Boom Underground website and Facebook page: . A couple years ago Julie and I worked on a joint online project that celebrated great male hunks of the 50s-70s.



 Julie is one of my best online pals, and when I was in the hospital last year she showered me with all kinds of get well missives, including a regular series of jello photos (I was on a very limited diet). Best of all, Julie sent me an ongoing collection of lovely vintage photographs of female movie stars of my youth: Pam Grier, Jane Fonda, Claudia Cardinale. The ultimate present was a signed photo of one of my ultimate teen heartthrobs, Stella Stevens. Julie actually got her to write a personal message for me on the photo. I almost jumped out of the hospital bed when I got it! I’m very honored that Julie Mihaly has contributed one of her brilliant photographs to the Friends of Bob Newman online benefit auction. The auction was organized to raise funds to help with hospital bills and living expenses after my serious accident last Spring. Julie has donated a silver gelatin print of “The Reservoir at Mohonk,” and you can bid on it here. Stay tuned for Julie’s upcoming book of photographs, which will be published later this year. Many thanks to Julie Mihaly for all the continued support, and for contributing this wonderful photograph to the Friends of Bob Newman auction.
 

I first met the amazing Julie Mihaly when were both working at Entertainment Weekly circa 1990. I was a peanut art director and Julie was a hard-working photo editor. Julie soon moved ahead to other venues where she was able to sparkle and shine and make all kinds of visual magic as a photo editor, creative director, editor, artist, and photographer! Most notably for those of us who spend large segments of our lives online, Julie is the editor/curator/publisher of the Boom Underground website and Facebook page: . A couple years ago Julie and I worked on a joint online project that celebrated great male hunks of the 50s-70s.

Julie is one of my best online pals, and when I was in the hospital last year she showered me with all kinds of get well missives, including a regular series of jello photos (I was on a very limited diet). Best of all, Julie sent me an ongoing collection of lovely vintage photographs of female movie stars of my youth: Pam Grier, Jane Fonda, Claudia Cardinale. The ultimate present was a signed photo of one of my ultimate teen heartthrobs, Stella Stevens. Julie actually got her to write a personal message for me on the photo. I almost jumped out of the hospital bed when I got it!

I’m very honored that Julie Mihaly has contributed one of her brilliant photographs to the Friends of Bob Newman online benefit auction. The auction was organized to raise funds to help with hospital bills and living expenses after my serious accident last Spring. Julie has donated a silver gelatin print of “The Reservoir at Mohonk,” and you can bid on it here. Stay tuned for Julie’s upcoming book of photographs, which will be published later this year.

Many thanks to Julie Mihaly for all the continued support, and for contributing this wonderful photograph to the Friends of Bob Newman auction.
 
My pal Steven Freeman is one of the coolest and nicest people I know. And he’s also one of the hardest-working, most-reliable, spot on photographers in the business. Check out Steve’s website for a full look at his talents. We’ve worked together since my days at New York magazine, and spent many long hours eating and discussing our love (and sorrow) for the Buffalo Bills football team (like me, Steve grew up in Western New York). We’ve had some good adventures together, but none more memorable than the time back in the late 90s when we both flew to London to meet (and eat) at the Nobu restaurant (magazine expense accounts were much more generous in those days!).  I’m honored that Steven Freeman has contributed three beautiful, elegant photographs to the Friends of Bob Newman online benefit auction. The auction was organized to raise funds to help with medical bills and living expenses after my serious accident last Spring. You can bid on Steven’s print “Mares and Foals” here. And of course you can bid on any of the other over 140 artworks donated by over 70 stellar illustrators and photographers (the auction ends June 11). Many thanks to Steven Freeman and everyone else who has contributed to and helped create this wonderful benefit auction.

My pal Steven Freeman is one of the coolest and nicest people I know. And he’s also one of the hardest-working, most-reliable, spot on photographers in the business. Check out Steve’s website for a full look at his talents. We’ve worked together since my days at New York magazine, and spent many long hours eating and discussing our love (and sorrow) for the Buffalo Bills football team (like me, Steve grew up in Western New York). We’ve had some good adventures together, but none more memorable than the time back in the late 90s when we both flew to London to meet (and eat) at the Nobu restaurant (magazine expense accounts were much more generous in those days!).

I’m honored that Steven Freeman has contributed three beautiful, elegant photographs to the Friends of Bob Newman online benefit auction. The auction was organized to raise funds to help with medical bills and living expenses after my serious accident last Spring. You can bid on Steven’s print “Mares and Foals” here. And of course you can bid on any of the other over 140 artworks donated by over 70 stellar illustrators and photographers (the auction ends June 11).

Many thanks to Steven Freeman and everyone else who has contributed to and helped create this wonderful benefit auction.

I was a fan of Ann Summa's photographs long before I ever started working with her. She was the coolest photographic journalist of the LA music scene, and I remember seeing her pics in the 80s in all kinds of punk, underground, and alternative publications. I was lucky enough to have her photographs grace the pages of everything from the Village Voice to Guitar World to Entertainment Weekly, whether they were gritty black & white street photos (my favorites!) or elegant color portraits. Ann’s photos are simply the best! When we were collecting pictures last year to promote the My Favo(u)rite Magazine project, Ann sent along a photo of some kids in Mexico celebrating the Day of the Dead and showing off their copy. It was one of the most popular photos in the series, and was a brilliant image, too! Ann has kindly donated three killer vintage photographs to the Friends of Bob Newman online benefit auction, including this classic LA street portrait of Exene Cervenka and John Doe of the band X. I love this photo so much; there are so many brilliant little details in the picture and so much to look at! You can bid on this X photograph by Ann Summa here: . And of course you can also bid on over 140 other great illustrations and photographs by 70 stellar artistic talents. The auction is organized to raise funds to help defray the cost of medical bills and living expenses after my serious accident last spring. Thanks so much to Ann for contributing this brilliant photograph to the auction, and thanks to all the other artists and photographers for their contributions, too.

I was a fan of Ann Summa's photographs long before I ever started working with her. She was the coolest photographic journalist of the LA music scene, and I remember seeing her pics in the 80s in all kinds of punk, underground, and alternative publications. I was lucky enough to have her photographs grace the pages of everything from the Village Voice to Guitar World to Entertainment Weekly, whether they were gritty black & white street photos (my favorites!) or elegant color portraits. Ann’s photos are simply the best! When we were collecting pictures last year to promote the My Favo(u)rite Magazine project, Ann sent along a photo of some kids in Mexico celebrating the Day of the Dead and showing off their copy. It was one of the most popular photos in the series, and was a brilliant image, too!

Ann has kindly donated three killer vintage photographs to the Friends of Bob Newman online benefit auction, including this classic LA street portrait of Exene Cervenka and John Doe of the band X. I love this photo so much; there are so many brilliant little details in the picture and so much to look at! You can bid on this X photograph by Ann Summa here: . And of course you can also bid on over 140 other great illustrations and photographs by 70 stellar artistic talents.

The auction is organized to raise funds to help defray the cost of medical bills and living expenses after my serious accident last spring. Thanks so much to Ann for contributing this brilliant photograph to the auction, and thanks to all the other artists and photographers for their contributions, too.

A very young Bruno Mars, during his Elvis impersonator phase. This photograph by Catherine McGann is one of over 120 images that are part of the Friends of Bob Newman benefit online auction. The auction is raising funds to help defray medical bills and living expenses in the wake of my serious accident last year. Over 60 photographers and illustrators have donated to the cause. You can bid on this Bruno Mars photograph here. Or bid on the many other beautiful photos and illustrations here.

A very young Bruno Mars, during his Elvis impersonator phase. This photograph by Catherine McGann is one of over 120 images that are part of the Friends of Bob Newman benefit online auction. The auction is raising funds to help defray medical bills and living expenses in the wake of my serious accident last year. Over 60 photographers and illustrators have donated to the cause. You can bid on this Bruno Mars photograph here. Or bid on the many other beautiful photos and illustrations here.

Happy 80th birthday Gloria Steinem!

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Happy 80th birthday Gloria Steinem!

Happy 80th birthday Gloria Steinem!

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Happy 80th birthday Gloria Steinem!

Langston Hughes, Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., 1925
Source: Langston Hughes Papers

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Langston Hughes, Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C., 1925

Source: Langston Hughes Papers

Photograph by Greg Pond.

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Photograph by Greg Pond.