8. New York Magazine Celebrates 50 Years with 50 Covers

“My New York Artist Covers: Mel Bochner.” Image courtesy of the artist and New York Media

My New York, a year-long campaign, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of New York Magazine. It will kick off with 50 New York Covers: A Public Art Project, featuring 50 renowned artists including Mel Bochner, John Giorno, Alex Katz, Barbara Kruger, Marilyn Minter, Yoko Ono, Rob Pruitt, and Hank Willis Thomas, who have created specifically designed New York Magazine covers that will visually tell their own New York Story. The first of several forthcoming posters were unveiled in 25 locations on January 22.
The covers will be displayed in a variety of formats in neighborhoods across all five boroughs. They will continue to be on view through October, 2018, at which time all 50 New York Covers will be placed in a gallery. My New York will also include include performances, surprise appearances, headline shows, pop-ups, curated public art, music, comedy, film, lamp-post banners, and food. We look forward to the full schedule.