When I was in Vermont, dreaming of New York City and wondering how I'd ever get there, I hung this poster, Glaser's portrait of Bob Dylan, done after Dylan's near-fatal motorcycle crash to dispel the rumors that he was dead.
Then when I got to New York City and moved in with my buddy Valerie, I hung this poster on my wall. It filled me with delight. Maybe it was the "Rose in Spanish Harlem" vibe--that was a favorite song--maybe it was the dark sky, the mystery of something delicate and beautiful growing out of that solid concrete.
When New York was in financial trouble in the seventies, Mr. Glaser came up with a design
that said it all and boosted our spirits.
And after September 11,
On Tuesday, the NY Times printed an interview between Glaser and Jeremy Elias.
Here's a link to the entire interview.
Did you see that Patience and Fortitude, The Library Lions, are wearing masks? Thank you, Louanne and
David, for pointing that out. Here's what Library president, Anthony Marx, says.