Anyone else excited about the upcoming final season of Mad Men? It’s, like, my favourite television show ever, guys. I always think of my relative who was obsessed with Dallas and died before they found out who shot J.R., which means I have to live another 8 months or so. I think I can do it.
Anyway, the Museum of the City of New York has a new exhibition "Mac Conner: A New York Life" with more than 70 original works by the artist. Conner arrived in New York in 1950 and built a career in the city’s vibrant publishing and advertising industries with his crisp, hand-painted illustrations for women’s magazines like McCall’s, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and more. He helped to create the image of the post-war American woman and redefine American style and culture. Conner, who is still with us at 100 years old, was a real life Mad Man, the Don Draper of his day…or actually more like Stan Rizzo, but you get the point. The exhibit, the first of its kind to celebrate the artist, includes the above images: “The Trouble With Love” (1952) from Good Housekeeping, “Killer in the Club Car” (1954) and “There’s Death for Remembrance” (1953) both from This Week, “How Do You Love Me” (1950) from Woman’s Home Companion, and “Hold On Tight” (1958) published in Redbook.