Thursday, 30 May 2019

Saul Steinberg - part 3

1953-54 Saul Steinberg ( left ) and Aldo Buzzi, New York
Photo by Hedda Sterne
Collection of Marina Marchesi and Franco Salghetti-Drioli

Saul Steinberg (1914 – 1999) was a Romanian / American cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his work for The New Yorker magazine, most notably “View of the World from 9th Avenue.” He described himself as "a writer who draws.”
Steinberg’s long, multifaceted career encompassed works in many media and appeared in different contexts. In addition to magazine publications and gallery art, he produced advertising art, photo-works, textiles, stage sets, and murals.
He is best described as a “modernist without portfolio, constantly crossing boundaries into uncharted visual territory. In subject matter and styles, he made no distinction between high and low art, which he freely conflated in an oeuvre that is stylistically diverse yet consistent in depth and visual imagination.” 

After Steinberg's death on May 12, 1999, The Saul Steinberg Foundation was established in accordance with the artist's will. The Foundation’s mission is "to facilitate the study and appreciation of Saul Steinberg's contribution to20th-century art” and to "serve as a resource for the international curatorial-scholarly community as well as the general public".

For full biographical notes on Steinberg see part 1, and for earlier works, see parts 1 & 2 also.


This is part 3 of 13-part series on the works of 
Saul Steinberg:



1950 Think
ink on paper
The New Yorker October 21 1950

1950 Two Gendarmes
gouache, crayon and ink on paper 37.2 x 59 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1950 Untitled
gelatin silver print12.7 x 10.2 cm
The Saul Steinberg Foundation

1950 Untitled
gelatin silver print 35.6 x 27.9 cm
The Saul Steinberg Foundation

1950 Untitled
 ink and graph paper 30.5 x 22.9 cm
published in "Steinberg, The Passport" 1954

1950 Untitled
ink, coloured pencil, pencil and collage on paper 36.8 x 58.4 cm
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York

1950-51c Aviary
screenprint on paper
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York

1950-51c Drawing on Eames fibreglass armchair
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rheim

1950-51c Drawing on Eames fibreglass armchair 
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rheim

1950-51c Parade 2
ink, fingerprint, and rubber stamps on paper 58.4 x 35.6 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1950-51c Woman Seated
ink and crayon on paper 47.6 x 60.6 cm
The Saul Steinberg Foundation

1950-52 Untitled
ink and pencil on sheet music paper 48.6 x 35.9 cm
The Saul Steinberg Foundation

1950-53c Paris Opera
screenprint on paper for Piazza Prints
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York

1950c The Wedding
 silk textile
 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York

1950c Untitled ( Flyscreen )
 ink on graph paper27.9 x 22.9 cm
Saul Steinberg Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

1951 Cowboys
 pen and black ink on ivory wove paper 36.5 x 58.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1951 Engine
 ink and crayon on paper 36.8 x 58.4 cm
The Saul Steinberg Foundation

1951 Excavation
ink on gelatin silver print 35.2 x 27.6 cm
Private Collection

1951 Fur Coats
pen and brush and black ink on ivory wove paper 36.8 x 58.2 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1951 Galleria di Milano
ink and watercolour on paper 58.4 x 36.8 cm
Private Collection

1951 Gamblers I and II
 ink, watercolour, and crayon on two sheets of paper 56.5 x 35.6 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1951 Highway
ink, crayon and pencil on paper 58.4 x 73.7 cm
The Saul Steinberg Foundation

1951 Horses
screen print on paper for Piazza Prints
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York

1951 Juke Box
Harper's Bazaar August 1951
drawing and collage

1951 Monte Carlo
Collection of Barbara Civita

1951 Parade panel 1
 ink, crayon and gold paper on paper 37 x 58.5 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1951 Parade panel 2
 ink, crayon and gold paper on paper 37 x 58.5 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1951 Parade panel 3
 ink, crayon and gold paper on paper 37 x 58.5 cm 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


1951 Sheriff
ink, watercolour and foil on paper 35.6 x 27.9 cm
 Private Collection

1951 Train
ink, crayon and pencil on paper 36.8 x 58.4 cm
The Saul Steinberg Foundation

1951 Untitled
 ink and crayon on paper 26.7 x 36.8 cm
 Saul Steinberg Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

1951-52 Untitled ( Cowboy )
pen and black ink on cream wove paper 63.8 x 50 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1951c Manhattan City Street from "The Passport"
ink and watercolour on paper 36.2 x 57.8 cm

1952 Chicago
 ink, crayon, watercolour and foil collage on paper 36.8 x 58.4 cm
 The Saul Steinberg Foundation

1952 Cornices
pen and black ink, ruled in graphite, on ivory wove paper 37 x 49.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1952 Downtown Building
collage of cut-and-pasted commercially printed papers, and pen and black ink, over graphite with erasing, ruled in graphite, on ivory wove paper 37 x 58.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1952 Grand Hotel Belém
ink, crayon and pencil on paper 36.8 x 58.4 cm
 The Saul Steinberg Foundation

1952 Lower Broadway
 ink, pencil and crayon on paper 36.8 x 58.4 cm
The Saul Steinberg Foundation

1952 Palm Beach
Life magazine 21 January 1952

1952 Untitled ( Florida Types )
ink and collage on paper 76.2 x 61 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1952 Untitled
 ink, watercolour and collage on paper 73.7 x 58.4 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1952c Cowboys
cotton textile for Patterson Fabrics Cooper-Hewitt
National Design Museum, New York

1952c Hallmark Christmas Card

1952c Hallmark Christmas Card

1952c Santa Looking at a Bird in a Tree
ink and coloured crayons on paper 36.8 x 29.5 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1952c Untitled ( Ironwork Pier )
ink on paper 58.4 x 73.7 cm
The Saul Steinberg Foundation

1953 Athens
ink on paper 36.8 x 58.4 cm
The Saul Steinberg Foundation

1953 Bingo in Venice, California
ink, crayon and watercolour on paper 57.8 x 72 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1953 Car
conté crayon over gelatin silver print 27.3 x 34.9 cm
 Private Collection

1953 Diploma for Alberto Giacometti
ink, rubber stamp and seal on vellum 36.8 x 58.4 cm
 Fondation Giacometti, Paris

1953 Istanbul May 24 1953
ink on paper
Saul Steinberg Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

1953 Passport
mixed media on paper 37.5 x 29.8 cm
Private Collection

1953 The New Yorker
August 29 1953

1953 The New Yorker September 26 1953
ink and pencil on paper 29.2 x 35.6 cm
Saul Steinberg Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

1953 The New Yorker
October 17 1953