The Optimism of Breakfast

Maira Kalman Optimism

Publication: New Yorker
Image Type: Illustration
Date: July 22nd, 2013
Description: The Optimism of Breakfast
Available: Condé Nast

 

I just found this image for sale on Condé Nast’s online print shop.

I  l o v e the work of Maira Kalman, and to me it’s a direct line to New York City, the situation described above even more so.

It made me look up The Cup and Saucer Café, and see, this is the feeling, exactly this shot. Looking at the women in the picture, it could be a study/snapshot by Kalman herself, just before she immortalizes them in gouache 🙂

breakfast in NY

The Cup and Saucer on the Lower East Side-Chinatown, just before closing down on Canal Street last July. They were looking for a more affordable address for the old-school diner, they tell the NY Eater (.com) Photo Robert Sietsema

Looking forward to my breakfast in NYC later this year!

About Wilma Tichelaar

relentless hunter gatherer of soothing beauty, great and small
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