Leonard Cohen On Cover Of Le Montréaler

 

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For an illustrator, making the cover of the “New Yorker” is a consecration, the supreme recognition of his work. Fifty or so Quebec artists were able to realize this dream by proxy by designing one of a fictional magazine for the exhibition Le Montréaler, which is as much a tribute to the prestigious magazine as the metropolis of Quebec.

Alain Reno was inspired by the imaginary cover of the “New Yorker” to design his own, on which we can see Leonard Cohen leaning against an old car in front of Gibeau Orange Julep.

Le Montréaler is a fictional magazine created in homage to The New Yorker. Alain Reno’s cover design features a way cool Leonard Cohen in a pose reminiscent of that shown in this Nov 1980 photo taken by Alberto Manzano.

Kara Blake – The Offerings: Trailer Video For MAC Leonard Cohen Exhibition

Montreal filmmaker Kara Blake, at the invitation of the MAC, will create a new immersive video installation, The Offerings, that will bring Cohen’s working methodologies to life through archival footage and the songwriter’s voice.

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Thanks to Mimi Lela, who alerted me to this event and contributed the photo atop this post.

“I really loved thinking about him celebrating this new journey by dancing around in the clouds and … playing around with all the weird and cool stuff you could probably do, once you ‘cross over’ into another plane.” Christopher Mills On Making The Leonard Cohen-Leaving the Table Video

“I really loved thinking about him celebrating this new journey by dancing around in the clouds, and visiting his old haunts, playing around with all the weird and cool stuff you could probably do, once you ‘cross over’ into another plane. It just kind of made me warm inside to take this song, which could be about passing on to another place, and figuring out what it could look like in a world of lightness, new adventures, and whatever great memory you could come up with. I mean – I’d watch that channel…”

Watch Leonard Cohen’s Posthumous Music Video ‘Leaving The Table’ by Karen Bliss (Billboard: 9/19/2017) offers information about the making of the Leonard Cohen – Leaving the Table video that premiered at the Sept 18, 2017 Polaris Music Prize Gala.