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Borges by McMullan
James McMullan Collection: Original art for Six Problems for Don Isidro Parodi.
June 07, 2013

Borges by McMullan

By: bethkleber

James McMullan has created many memorable book jackets but my favorites are among this gorgeous series for Jorge Luis Borges works published by E.P. Dutton, which depart somewhat from McMullan’s realism for a dreamier style. The printed jackets are no substitute for the beautiful original art, shown here.

Colorful watercolor sketch of a man in a suit leaning against a white wall and smoking a cigarette

 
James McMullan Collection: Original art for Evaristo Carriego.

Colorful watercolor painting of a man in a suit and hat smoking a cigarette

 
James McMullan Collection: Original art for The Aleph.

Colorful watercolor painting of a muscular shirtless silhouetted man grasping a knife, showing off the snake tattoo coiled around his arm

 
James McMullan Collection: Original art for A Universal History of Infamy.