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First Look, part 2: James McMullan
James McMullan Collection. Cover illustration for New York Magazine, June 7, 1976
April 04, 2016

First Look, part 2: James McMullan

By: bethkleber

We recently received a treasure trove of new material from James McMullan – 93 posters and prints, 220 sketches and pieces of original art, plus album covers, book jackets, magazines and books spanning his entire career. Among the additions are many of his renown Lincoln Center Theater posters and gorgeous original watercolor illustrations for magazines, album covers and posters. Above is the exceedingly hard to find 1976 issue of New York Magazine featuring Nik Cohn’s article and James McMullan’s illustrations, which served as the inspiration for “Saturday Night Fever.”

Below, just a taste of what’s available-


Lincoln Center Theater. Six Degrees of Separation poster, 1992


Lincoln Center Theater. Old Money poster, 2000


School of Visual Arts. Original watercolor for subway poster, 1977


CBS Records. Original art for Lake album cover, pen and ink, colored inks, watercolor, 1979


Scholastic Let’s Find Out. Original watercolor for November calendar, 1976


“Armando 5/2/06,” gouache


Push Pin Graphic No. 47 (“Notorious Subjects as Children”), 1965

Though the new additions are not yet incorporated into the McMullan Collection guide , a complete inventory exists, just contact the Archives for more information.