A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 19, 1982

In its 59 years, TIME has made no secret of the care and attention it gives to the cover art that announces each issue. And to share the genuine pride it feels about the quality of its covers, the magazine has made these original works of art available for loan or exhibit. Judging by their responses. TIME's readers have been appreciative of the astonishing variety of styles and mediums—painting, drawing, sculpture, print, collage, needlepoint, photography—used by the artists who have contributed to the magazine's 3,092 issues. Last week the curtain went up on a new show of 104 TIME...

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