A Letter From The Publisher: Mar. 3, 1967

WE have used many art forms for " TIME covers—painting, drawing, cartoon, collage, woodcut, sculpture —but never before the special blend that makes up this week's cover on Playboy Editor Hugh Hefner. It is the work of Marisol, whose highly original and wryly appealing style joins wood sculpture, drawing and painting (not to mention carpentry) in a unique combination. The components of her portraits may be odd —a box, a block, a barrel—but they perceptively convey likeness as well as character. "Her art is that of a toy-maker," wrote TIME'S art critic in...

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