A Letter From The Publisher: Jul. 23, 1965

IT can be said of few artists that they are beyond imitation or that their work can be instantly identified. Yet this was true of Boris Artzybasheff, our old friend and colleague who died last week at the age of 66 (see MILESTONES). Looking at a computer eating file cards, a long-legged robot stalking through a lunar landscape, or a hydraulic press squatting like an ancient, malevolent god, one immediately recognized the unique vision of the 20th century that belonged to Artzybasheff.

"Artzy" created 219 TIME covers over the past 24 years. Though he will perhaps be best remembered for his...

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