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The Heckscher Museum Presents “Mort Künstler: The ‘Godfather’ of Illustrated Pulp Fiction”
August 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Mort Künstler established his career as a prolific illustrator of popular men’s adventure magazines like True, Argosy, Stag, and Male. In dramatic images of courage and physical prowess, Künstler captured the post-War bravado of the American male psyche across a broad range of themes: man vs. animal, heists and escapades, military conflicts, and Cold War espionage. The artist’s collaborations with pulp fiction authors included Mario Puzo, for whom he created the original visuals for “The Godfather” saga. Künstler’s larger-than-life role in the golden era of pulp fiction unfolds in more than 80 original illustrations from the artist’s private collection, almost all publicly exhibited for the first time. Museum Hours: Wed to Fri 10 am to 5 pm; Satuday and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Admission: $8 Adult, $ 6 Senior, $5 Students, Members and Children Under 10 Free