|Illustration by Nico Jaimes|
Yesterday, one of my favorite writers, Robert Sullivan, posted a delightful “Culture Desk” piece on newyorker.com titled "A Young Artist Confronts the Sinking of the Titanic." It’s a note on the opening of “The Titanic,” an exhibition of drawings at the Sweet Lorraine Gallery, “a small exhibition space on the third floor of Treasure Island Storage, a self-storage facility in Red Hook, Brooklyn.” The drawings are by ten-year-old artist Nico Jaimes. Sullivan writes,
Sullivan’s piece reminds me of some his great “Talk of the Town” stories, e.g., "Say Cheese," "Super-Soaker," "Rabbit Ears," "Shredding Party," and "The Crossing." He’s a master Talk writer, right up there with Ian Frazier and Mark Singer. But he produces only one or two pieces a year. All the more reason to treasure them when they appear.