In response to:
Memoirs of the Artist from the January 11, 2007 issue
In the January 11 issue, Annie Leibovitz’s photograph of Susan Sontag on page 19 was taken in Wainscott, Long Island. The painting of Marie Antoinette on page 59 was by an unknown artist and based on a portrait by Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun. The photograph of Hungarian Jews on page 66 was taken in the summer of 1944 on the railroad platform inside the gates of Auschwitz-Birkenau as SS men selected them for labor camps or extermination. It can be found in The Auschwitz Album: A Book Based upon an Album Discovered by a Concentration Camp Survivor, Lili Meier, with text by Peter Hellman (Random House, 1981).
February 15, 2007