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“I like the idea of the Olympics because it’s such an international event,” says Frank Viva à propos of his cover for this week’s New Yorker. He continues: “And I like the contrast between the acrobatic delicacy of the tiny gymnasts and the bulkiness of the gigantic weightlifters. There’s a kind of hopefulness around the Olympics—that you can fiercely compete and still be civilized.”

“I like the idea of the Olympics because it’s such an international event,” says Frank Viva à propos of his cover for this week’s New Yorker. He continues: “And I like the contrast between the acrobatic delicacy of the tiny gymnasts and the bulkiness of the gigantic weightlifters. There’s a kind of hopefulness around the Olympics—that you can fiercely compete and still be civilized.”

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