Images of Anxiety

March 30, 2011

George Tooker, a painter of weird, ‘magic-realist’ images of dread and anxiety died, and is written up in this NYTimes obitFor most of his life, he was outside of the artistic ‘mainstream,’ but his images are familiar to many from book covers and magazine illustrations.  

Farley Granger also left this world:  according to the Times obit, he was a ‘screen idol’ and a rather independent minded fellow.  I know him only from two fine film noir classics which I discussed here, and as we all know, noir and anxiety are good companions.