Maira Kalman’s Illustrations of Women Holding Things

From Her Newest Book

The following is an excerpt from Maira Kalman’s Women Holding Things.


“Kiki Smith Holding Honey in Her Garden” “Women Holding Consoling Her Daughter” “Woman Holding Her Hip” “Girl Holding Doll and Book” “My Grandmother in Pearls” “Women Holding Red Balloons”


Women Holding Things

Excerpted from Women Holding Things by Maira Kalman, available via Harper Design.

Maira Kalman
Maira has written and illustrated 18 children’s books, and is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker.

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