A Letter From The Publisher: Oct. 29, 1965

"WHEN my eyes become dim with age and I shall not be able to see the world around me," wrote Boris Artzybasheff some years ago, "I can paint nonobjective abstractions and abstract non-objections." But until he died of a heart attack last July at 66, he did not cease to see the world around him. He resolutely refused to paint abstractions, tirelessly refining the unique style, sometimes bordering on the surrealist, that for over a quarter century he brought to more than 200 TIME covers. A sizable sampling of these original cover paintings, and...

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