January 19, 2018
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

To Al Goldstein


Thinking today about Al Goldstein, founder and editor of Screw, absurd (and absurdist) public figure and icon of a brief age when sex was a really big show. Much better than today’s obit in the Times is this 2006 recollection by Steven Heller. To me Goldstein’s greatest legacy is the work of Heller and Brad Holland who, incredibly, began in the pages of Screw before inventing the Op Ed page at the Times and becoming major influences on American newspaper graphic art. Here’s to publishing; being brave, being crazy and Al.