FOR HIS The latest cover of the New Yorker, political artist Barry Blitt puts a creative touch on "white space".
Blitt's illustration, entitled "Welcome to Congress," describes a dominant band of literally white men that begins to give way to a touch of color when women come on the scene.
The picture reflects the record number of women heading to Capitol Hill. "The women who ran this year were remarkably diverse – Black, Latina, Native American," wrote Mary Jordan of The Washington Post.
"In all the bitterness and folly of recent weeks – hell, in recent years – it seems like we just had a good time," Blitt, a New York art editor, said in an article. on the magazine's website.
"We spent two years hoping for a big change on the day of the mid-term election, but on Wednesday, the expected blue wave did not materialize," Mouly told The Washington Post. . "The artists sent dozens of sketches, each trying to capture a moment that was constantly changing.
"In the end," she continues, "we've chosen Blitt's witty design. It captures the thing we all want to hang on to: the future is here, bringing fresh air into an oppressive and confined room. "
Among Blitt's prominent political covers over the years are the Obamas who are hitting in the fist ("The Politics of Fear") and Trump as a beauty contest candidate ("Miss Congeniality"). And last year, they were gathered in the retrospective "Blitt" hardcover.