Yoko Ono, Barbara Kruger and More Design 'New York' Covers

In time for the magazine’s 50th anniversary.

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To commemorate its 50th anniversary, New York Magazine has tapped fifty artists for one unique cover apiece, debuting throughout the year until October.

Ranging from Barbara Kruger and Hank Willis Thomas’ text-focused pieces to the expressive works of Mel Bochner and Marilyn Minter, the first selection of covers ranges from the contemporary to the referential. Kruger’s “PRUMP/TUTIN” and Thomas’s “ALL LI ES MATTER” touch on political hot topics, while Rob Pruitt and John Giorno nod to New York itself, touching on the iconic “I ♥ New York” motif and directions to a New York Magazine box in East Village, respectively. Mel Bochner’s cover features “OBLITERATE” stamped vertically, Alex Katz sketches a man holding his smart phone and Marilyn Minter showcases a photograph of a young man who scribbled “HOME OF THE RESISTANCE” into a fogged-up window.

Later issues will feature artwork from the likes of Kerry James Marshall, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Nina Chanel Abney, alongside other artists yet to be disclosed.

Elsewhere in New York, artists ranging from KAWS to Jeff Koons take part in a large scale sculpture exhibit.

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