“It was great,” Mayor Mike Bloomberg told reporters on Thursday about a new cover of The New Yorker, which mocks him. “I thought it was cute looking into the mirror.” Barry Blitt’s “Bloom in Love” features New York City’s long-time mayor gazing longingly at himself, hands coyly resting on his chin, while champagne and chocolates sit by his elbows on a vanity. “It was a Valentine idea before it was a Bloomberg idea,” the artist assured the New York Times‘ City Room blog. But we’re still proud of the guy! He should tag himself on Facebook.
More from City Room:
Mr. Bloomberg, not known for a humble demeanor, seemed content to offer his own interpretation of the work.
“I like what I see in the mirror, and I hope everybody here does,” the mayor said. “I get up in the morning, and I work as hard as I can, and my kids have turned out great. I’m a lucky enough guy to have made a lot of money, and I’m giving it all away and making a big difference.”
Bloomberg reportedly beat out both Julian Assange and she who must not be named for the dubious honor of loving himself the most. Happy Valentine’s Day to me!