If you’ve spent time in New York City recently, you may have noticed a series of artistic magazine covers decorating public spaces. This is the work of New York Magazine, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
For half a century, the metropolitan publication has been at the forefront of news, culture and fashion in the city and beyond. Now, the editorial staff has developed a public art project to highlight New York’s connections with the art world.
“50 New York Covers: A Public Art Project” is taking place at various locations throughout the five boroughs until late October. Read my new story on the project, featuring an interview with NYMag's photography director Jody Quon.