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The New Yorker’s Cover Illustrates An Ominous, Deserted Grand Central Terminal
By Thanussha Priyah, 24 Mar 2020
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The cover for the latest issue of The New Yorker magazine features a deserted Grand Central Terminal, alluding to the self-isolation practices adopted by New York City residents amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The Grand Central Terminal, which often sees thousands of New Yorkers passing through its facility on a normal day, has now been depicted as an abandoned building by artist Eric Drooker. The artwork encompasses the uncertain time as people stay indoors to prevent the spread of the virus.
The 30 March 2020 issue adds to the lineup of magazine covers documenting the current, and seemingly sudden, crisis.
In sharing his personal experience from the outbreak, Drooker pointed to Spanish painter Francisco Goya as the artist he often turns to “for solace in times of upheaval.”
As New Yorkers stay inside to fight the virus, the city’s streets and landmarks have turned into a ghost town, as depicted in new gripping pictures shot by photographers.
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