Saturday, March 1, 2008

Night Shift by Jessie Hartland - review

Night Shift by Jessie Hartland
Don't load the sardines next to the ocelots! I love the detail that Jessie Hartland jams into her saturated, messy paintings. The late-night DJ plays Monk and Brubeck; the newspaper printing plant is a union shop; and there's a Rothko on the wall at the Modern Art Museum (and a Calder mobile hanging above). More than just a cool occupations book (though it totally fills a niche there), this fun portrait of a city at night will engage everyone up to 9 or 10.

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