THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE: Behind Maya Rudolph's cover by Vanessa Prager

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Jake Silverstein, editor in chief:Maya Rudolph is such a game subject that we wanted to try something a little weird and collaborative. The photographer Alex Prager’s sister, Vanessa, a painter, created a portrait of Rudolph that is inspired by a work by the 20th-century American portraitist Alice Neel. It was then cut to allow Rudolph’s real face and hand to come through, creating a surreal image that blends fact and fiction, much the way she does as an actress.”

 

READ MORE ABOUT VANESSA PRAGER AND THE COVER STORY  “How Maya Rudolph Became the Master of Impressions.”

September 14, 2018
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