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Coming soon: James McMullan at the Visual Arts Gallery
From the James McMullan Collection
August 23, 2014

Coming soon: James McMullan at the Visual Arts Gallery

By: zacharysachs

We’re currently preparing for the next installment of SVA’s Masters Series), this time honoring James McMullan. A little while back he dropped in, along with the folks from the Visual Arts Gallery, to pick some of his favorites from his collection here at the archive.

A photo of 4 people gathered around a table that has paper scattered. James McMullan is seated, in the middle of everyone who is standing. He is looking over his past work.

 

I snapped a few shots of things that caught my eye as we swept (very rapidly) through his work.

A photo of a folder wide open. Inside on the left are 2 monochrome printed pictures. Next to it are drawings of the printed picture on a small paper. On the right are 3 smaller printed pictures of a person.

 
From the James McMullan Collection

A photo of a watercolor illustration. Its two men working in an industrial metal shop. The colors are vibrant, the yellow of the men's jacket and pants, and the bright rusty red of the machine pop. Everything else is a pastel green or blue.

 
From the James McMullan Collection

A photo of 2 monochrome watercolor illustrations. On the left, is a drawing of a boy looking at the mountains in front of him. One the right, is a boy looking out a window of a small simple bedroom. Above the boy an umbrella floats, going over the drawing's frame.

 
From the James McMullan Collection

A photo of a watercolor illustration. A man wearing a black and white suite and black bowtie is sitting while writing on a book. The man's skin is not only a plain beige, but also has hints of green, yellow, pink, and blue.

 
From the James McMullan Collection

A photo of a watercolor illustration. It's in bar, filled with mostly men in suites. In the middle, is a table of sophisticated men drinking and smoking. In the background is the bar, men are hunched over drinking. Two are accompanied by women.  The bar is mostly a brow-orange hue with hints of blue and green.

 
From the James McMullan Collection

A photo of the cover of an annual report. The cover is water illustration of a working man with a blue hardhat on. He have a sky blue shirt on and has a speech bubble that goes off the page. The man is outlined with thick black ink.

 
From the James McMullan Collection. Annual report designed by Milton Glaser.