No computers, no printing, no magazines and scissors! All he needs is watercolor and a brush.
James McMullan has been painting posters for the Lincoln Center Theater for about 30 years now and the peculiarity of his art makes the theater’s posters more than just advertising. McMullan is a passionate painter which once asked to make a poster, takes the time to create a wonderful painting, if it’s rejected he will do another one all over again until he gets the perfect one.
This is not a very common thing to do nowadays, but there is no question that McMullan, 82, has done it successfully throughout the years. To commemorate his art, some of his best-known works have been recently installed in a permanent exhibition at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
The New York Times has recently asked Mr. McMullan to open his studio to the people to show some of his more recognized pieces from the first impression to the final poster.
Plays like “Carousel” from 1994, “The King and I” (2015), and “How to Transcend a Happy Marriage,” starting performances on February 23 rd, have the honor to present a poster made by this incredible artist.