‘A striking coincidence’: New Yorker and New York Observer covers compared

Left: Norman Rockwell’s “The Tattoo Artist,” 1944. Center: “Skin Deep” by Barry Blitt, New Yorker, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, 2012; Right: Angelina Jolie by Victor Juhasz, New York Observer, May 16, 2005.

The New York Observer’s Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke writes: “We are not saying Barry Blitt (who, as a side note, used to draw for our paper) copied us — both Mr. Blitt and Mr. Juhasz were no doubt inspired by one of the more perplexing Norman Rockwell paintings, “The Tattoo Artist.”

* New Yorker cover gives us deja vu (observer.com)




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