DETOUR Artist Profile: Maira Kalman



Maira Kalman was born in Tel Aviv. She is the author/illustrator of 10 children’s books including the celebrated series about Max Stravinsky, the poet dog who travels around the world. She was commissioned to do a series of murals housed in Grand Central Terminal during its historic renovation. She is a contributor to the NewYorker, the New York Times, Atlantic Monthly,and has designed fabrics for Isaac Mizrahi and mannequins for Ralph Pucci. Permanent exhibits of Kalman’s work are in the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and at MOMA. Kalman is now the CEO of M&Co, a multidisciplinary design studio whose clients include the MOMA, and Barnes & Noble. She currently lives in New York.

The Japanese book: a slow path on tiptoe, page after page with different pair of shoes, right foot/left foot.

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