Saul Steinberg

steinberg2Shadow of a person looking at a painting in a museum and thinks of names of Kings, colors, flags and shapes. 

In this famous The New Yorker cover of October 18, 1969, a Seurat-like man admires a painting by Georges Braque. A huge thought balloon, occupying almost all of the page, explodes from the man’s head in a stream-of-consciousness series of mental associations, alliterations, and graphic games with linked meanings, beginning with “Braque, baroque, barrack….”

Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) was one of America’s most beloved artists, renowned for the covers and drawings that appeared in The New Yorker for nearly six decades and for the drawings, paintings, prints, collages, and sculptures exhibited internationally in galleries and museums.”


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