Sunday, February 5, 2017

The 'New Yorker' Pussyhat Cover

Cover Story: Abigail Gray Swartz’s “The March”  by Françoise Mouly  January 27, 2017

The “pussyhat” made its appearance around the country at the Women’s Marches of January 21st. (New Yorker writers discussed the humor of the protests, the radical possibility they represented, and the togetherness of the event).

Abigail Gray Swartz, who marched in her state capital of Augusta, Maine, was inspired by the spirit of the day to paint “Rosie the Riveter,” wearing a knitted pink cap. “I marched for my three-year-old son and for my six-year-old daughter,” the artist said. “Even though I couldn’t take them with me, I was there for them.”

Françoise Mouly has been the art editor at The New Yorker since 1993.

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