Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Saul Steinberg - part 2

1936-37c Saul Steinberg, Milan

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, and for earlier works, see part 1 also.


This is part 2 of 13-part series on the works of 
Saul Steinberg:



1946-49 Views of Paris
silk textile for Patterson Fabrics
The Saul Steinberg Foundation

1946c In the Manner of Matisse
ink on paper 36.8 x 58.4 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1947 Berlin
The New Yorker March 29 1947

1947 Cover drawing for score of Gian Carlo Menotti’s comic opera, The Telephone

1947 Document for Henri Cartier-Bresson
ink and collage on paper 36.5 x 28.3 cm
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris

1947 Drawing for mural at Bonwit Teller’s department store.
"The Obelisk Rider"
 watercolour and ink on paper 36.8 x 58.4 cm
Collection of Carol and Douglas Cohen

1947 Harper's Bazaar May 1947
Four versions of the column in Place Vendôme, Paris
See photo below:
Place Vendôme, Paris 


1947 Ruth N. ( Novola ) East Jamaica, Vermont, August 1947
ink on paper 27.9 x 35.6 cm
The Saul Steinberg Foundation

1947 Self-Portrait with Hedda Sterne in Cadillac
ink on paper 29.2 x 36.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1947 The New Yorker
August 9 1947

1947 The Obelisk Rider
drawing for a mural at Bonwit Teller's department store
watercolour and ink on paper 36.8 x 58.4 cm
Private Collection

1947 Untitled ( Hedda Stern and Saul Steinberg in Cadillac )
pen and black ink on cream wove paper 29.5 x 36.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1947c Untitled
published in "The Art of Living" 1949

1948 B Movie
pen and brush and black ink and graphite with wiping, smudging and erasing, with coloured crayon, watercolour, rubber stamp in grey ink, and gummed registration crosses, ruled in graphite, on two sheets of ivory wove paper 37 x 59 cm
 

1948 Cincinatti Mural

Steinberg’s Mural of Cincinnati has a one-of-a-kind history. It adorned the wall of the Terrace Plaza Hotel’s Skyline Restaurant, an icon of modernism, starting in the late 1940s. Cincinnati businessman John J. Emery, Jr. commissioned a mural for the hotel’s Gourmet Room from Joan Miró and a mobile for the lobby from Alexander Calder. Steinberg’s mural was the third commission.


1948 Mural Cincinnati for the Terrace Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati
panel 3 with Steinberg and cat

1948 Mural Cincinnati for the Terrace Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati
panel 3

1948 Mural of Cincinnati for the Terrace Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati.
Now in Cincinnati Art Museum

1948 Untitled


1948 American Export Lines 11-panel mural

The SS Stevens was formerly the cruise liner SS Exochorda of the New “4 Aces” fleet of American Export Lines.

1948 American Export Lines mural
detail panel 3

1948 American Export Lines mural

1948 American Export Lines mural
Photo by Bill Walendzinski
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

1949 Detroit Mural:

1949 An Exhibition for Modern Living catalogue
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

1949 An Exhibition for Modern Living catalogue
Drawing for Steinberg's mural of Detroit

1949 Mural of Detroit
 ink over pencil on paper 37.1 x 58.7 cm
 

1949 Mural of Detroit
 ink over pencil on paper 37.1 x 58.7 cm

1949 Mural of Detroit
 ink over pencil on paper 37.1 x 58.7 cm

1949 The Art of Living magazine
Chair designs

1949 The Art of Living magazine 
Chair designs

1949 Trains
colour screenprint on paper
 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York

1949 Untitled ( People Looking Up )
pen and black ink, ruled in graphite, on cream wove paper 36.8 x 58.8 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1949-54 The Declaration of Independence
 ink on paper 36.8 x 57.1 cm
Private Collection

1949-54 Untitled
ink and pencil on paper 36.8 x 59 cm
The Saul Steinberg Foundation

1950 Untitled
The New Yorker December 13 2004

1950 Beverly Hills
pen and black ink, over graphite and erasing, with watercolour, ruled in graphite, on ivory wove paper 37 x 59.2 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1950 Change of Mind 1900-1950
Vogue magazine January 1950

1950 Change of Mind 1900-1950 
Vogue magazine January 1950

1950 Change of Mind 1900-1950 
Vogue magazine January 1950

1950 Change of Mind 1900-1950 
Vogue magazine January 1950

1950 Change of Mind 1900-1950 
Vogue magazine January 1950
1950 Cover of inset booklet “The City by Steinberg”
Flair magazine September 1950

1950 Chest of Drawers “The City by Steinberg”
Flair magazine September 1950
gelatin silver print 23.6 x 17.4 cm
The Saul Steinberg Foundation

1950 Ecstatic Artist
pen and ink on paper 31.4 x 23 cm
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

1950 Fingerprint Landscape
ink and fingerprints on paper 36.8 x 28.2 cm
Saul Steinberg Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

1950 Portraits by Steinberg
Flair magazine March 1950
gelatin silver print 23.6 x 58.7 cm
Private Collection

1950 The Coast for The New Yorker 27 January 1951
ink on paper 36.8 x 29.2 cm
Saul Steinberg Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

1950 The Coast for The New Yorker 27 January 1951
ink on paper 37.5 x 29.8 cm
Private Collection

1950 The New Yorker 27 January 1951
Beverly Hills
 ink on paper  Coast for The36.8 x 58.7 cm
Saul Steinberg Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

1950 Flair magazine March 1950:

1949 Woman on Tub
 gelatin silver print
printed in Flare magazine March 1950
Private Collection

1950 Flare magazine
March 1950

1950 Portraits Flair magazine
March 1950

1950 Untitled gelatin silver print
printed in Flair magazine March 1950
Private Collection

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