In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the New York publication is taking a look back at the last 50 years in a big way—by putting their iconic covers throughout the city as a massive art installation.
The year-long exhibit is called “A Public Art Project” and will feature covers redesigned by 50 top artists.
New York Media’s editor for business and strategy, David Haskell, told ArtNet News:
“When it came to thinking about our anniversary, and the theme of everyone’s own ‘My New York,’ we suddenly got very excited about what might happen if 50 artists used the confines of a New York cover to say something about what the city looks like to them right now.”
The first eight covers have already been created, and went on display earlier this week across 25 locations throughout NYC. While some artists will be future surprises, these eight included: Rob Pruitt, Yoko Ono, Barbara Kruger, Hank Willis Thomas, Mel Bochner, Marilyn Minter, John Giorno, and Alex Katz.
The rest of the covers will be displayed over the course of the next 10 months and, once completed, the set of 50 redesigned covers will be featured in a pop-up gallery exhibit toward the end of the year.
All story image sources: New York Magazine / My New York Artist Covers