Shadow Boxer

On April 21, 1964, James Harvey, with his friend Joan Washburn, walked into New York’s Stable Gallery to see an opening for a rising artist named Andy Warhol. The show—which attracted a line around the block, despite mostly negative reviews—consisted …

Nicole Jacek

— Scroll to see more images   Nicole Jacek has learned at the feet of the masters: She interned for Stefan Sagmeister, worked for a year next to Ian Anderson at The Designers Republic, received an impromptu mentoring session at …

Nose Job

Courtroom artist Janet Hamlin couldn’t actually see the expression on the defendant’s face, but she already knew that Khalid Shiekh Mohammed didn’t like the way she drew him. June 5, 2008, had been a tense day in the Guantanamo Bay …

Technicolor Dreamcoats

“Uncle Frank, what’s existential terror?” asks a bright-eyed little girl in a recent spot for VH1’s pop-culture show Best Week Ever. She’s sitting with a small boy, both of them cross-legged, on a set that looks like a relic from …

Nowhere Man

Banksy, the most famous street artist alive, is waffling. I don’t realize this until I’m flying back to JFK from LAX, suspended in the air somewhere over the Ozarks. I had gone out to L.A. to see “Barely Legal,” his …