Reserved Magazine features artist Gary Baseman in the cover of their issue #6 of 22. For this cover, Reserved Magazine invited Baseman to create a new artwork that represented his life during COVID. In this issue, you will find an in depth article by BJ Panda Bear about Baseman’s relationship with Blackie the Cat during the darkest days of this pandemic.
Baseman created the painting Shelter in Place while quarantined at home, while dedicating his time to take care of his muse Blackie, who at the time was battling with various health issues. Sadly, Blackie the Cat Baseman took his last breath early Saturday morning, August 22, 2020. In his nearly 18 years of life, Blackie the Cat contributed greatly to Gary Baseman’s art world, inspiring multifaceted original characters designed by the artist and collaborating on a number of interdisciplinary projects.
Reserved Magazine is starting their pre-sale of this special collectors edition. For this issue Reserved pledges 10% of all proceeds from the Hardcover Collectors’ Edition sales to the East LA Women’s Center in support of their vital services.
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