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GILLIAN LAUB INTERVIEWS MAIRA KALMAN ABOUT DOGS - woof

GILLIAN LAUB INTERVIEWS MAIRA KALMAN ABOUT DOGS - woof

 Pete

Pete

 And Pete again

And Pete again

This is a nice story.  Years ago I used to work for Tibor Kalman, one of the great prolific creative directors on the planet as far as I am concerned.  At the time when I was interviewing to work for he and Ingrid Sischy at Interview magazine, he told me that if he hired me it would be like pushing me down a tall staircase as I was so inexperienced.  Well he did push me and it was the best learning experience of my life to be the art and photo director of Interview Magazine.

Years later I was reunited with Maira Kalman, who's artwork and children's books I raised my kid on, in Bellport NY at the home of my dear friend Bob Morris.  It was here I asked if she might take part in a Sizzle project.  With Gillian Laub directing and Bob there for moral support with his dachshund Zoloft, we interviewed Maira and here is what we got.

"My Sicilian Souvenir" as told by Emily Griffith

"My Sicilian Souvenir" as told by Emily Griffith

Vladimir Dachevski has an uncanny ability to capture the essence of dogs

Vladimir Dachevski has an uncanny ability to capture the essence of dogs