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Can Art Affect Social Change?
October 14, 2016
Anita Kunz hosts a panel of artists and special guests, including illustrators Barry Blitt, Nora Krug, Peter Kuper, and music producer Hal Willner, whose work, much like Ralph Steadman’s, focuses on current issues and strives to affect social and political change. Moderated by Steven Heller.
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$15 Non-Members | $10 Members | $7 Seniors/students (Undergrad with valid ID)
About Anita Kunz
Award-winning artist/illustrator Anita Kunz cites Ralph Steadman as a major influence in her life and work because of his artistic focus on human rights issues, war and peace, extinct species, and the human condition. Now acting as a mentor and friend, Steadman’s impact on Kunz’s work began early in her career when she was inspired by his politically satirical illustrations.
Today, Anita Kunz is a leading figure in the illustration industry, receiving countless awards recognizing her artistic genius. She has been published regularly in TIME magazine, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ, The New York Times, Sony Music, Random House Publishing, and many others. From 1988 to 1990 she produced a monthly illustrated History of Rock n’ Roll for Rolling Stone magazine, and has illustrated more than fifty book jacket covers.
Her works are in the permanent collections at the Library of Congress, the Canadian Archives of Ottawa, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, the McCord Museum in Montreal and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. In 2003 she was the first woman and the first Canadian to have a solo show at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
In 2009, she was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honor, and in 2012 she received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal of Honour.