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"Alicia G. Longwell, Ph.D., The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator at the Museum, will give a livestream illustrated talk on Saul Steinberg, joined by Steinberg scholar Andreea Mihalache, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Clemson University, and the artist’s niece Director Daniela Roman. As a special feature, the live program will include excerpts from the 26-minute film Saul Steinberg’s Line, directed by Roman and Thierry Fontaine. The film is a portrait and tribute by French cartoonists, intercut with Steinberg drawings as well as footage of Steinberg in the process of drawing and creating masks.
Steinberg, who lived and worked in Springs, East Hampton, for nearly half-century, is acclaimed worldwide for giving graphic definition to the postwar age through the works exhibited nationally and internationally in museums and galleries, and six decades of covers and drawings published in The New Yorker. The artist reveals his unique perception of the world in whimsical depictions of birds, and cats and other real and imagined creatures, quirky abstract portraits, offbeat scenes of quotidian life, and animated architectural drawings.
Last fall, The Saul Steinberg Foundation gifted 64 works to the Parrish Art Museum. The acquisition spans 45 years (1945-1990) and features the artist’s signature drawings in watercolor, pen and ink, pencil, crayon, and other media—plus rarely shown work: wooden assemblages, wallpaper, and fabric. Forty-nine works by Steinberg are featured in the exhibition Saul Steinberg: Modernist Without Portfolio, part of the Museum’s 2019-2020 overarching exhibition What We See, How We See."
Parrish Art Museum