Coverbild Saul Steinberg
Saul Steinberg
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Edited by: Joel Smith
Preface: Charles Simic
Texts by: Joel Smith
August 2008 , 288 Pages
314mm x 264mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2228-5
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Saul Steinberg (1914–1999) was an extremely versatile artist who created drawings, paintings, collages, and sculptures. However, he became well-known primarily for his many years of working for The New Yorker. Like his predecessors Hogarth and Daumier, Steinberg’s satire was more than just caricature: his wit went beyond the one-dimensionality of a cartoon. He combined a dark sense of humor and a keen eye for human vanities with an exuberant imagination and virtuoso skill in drawing.This is the first book to give a German audience the opportunity to become acquainted with the work of one of the most peculiar geniuses of the twentieth century. Numerous drawings, collages, paintings, assemblages, paper-bag masks, postcards, and photographs—including many previously unpublished works—a chronology of his sixty-year career, and a selected bibliography make this volume a real treasure trove for both Steinberg fans as well as anyone interested in art and caricature.  Exhibition schedule:Kunsthaus Zürich, August 22–November 2, 2008 · Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg , March 13–June 1, 2009
». . . he was a veritable Leonardo of graphic drollery.«
The New York Times
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