Lot 459: SAUL STEINBERG (1914 - 1999) | The Chrysler Building, 1965
- Dimensions: Sheet: 29 1/2 by 23 3/4 in. (74.9 by 60.3 cm.); Framed: 36 7/8 by 31 1/4 in. (93.7 by 79.4 cm.)
- Catalog Note: Steinberg was a renowned cartoonist for his years of work at the New Yorker, especially famous for his oft-referenced ‘View from 9th Avenue.’ The present work brings to life more iconic views of New York, showing the Chrysler Building and what appears to be a reimagined Statue of Liberty. His playful style appears simple in form, but closer inspection reveals the intricate line work that makes up the façade of the famous building. Steinberg left no stones unturned in representing the New York that he came to know after decades of living there.
- Literature: Paris, Galerie Maeght, 'Steinberg,' March 1966, no. 65, illustrated
Paris, Galerie Adrien Maeght, 'Steinberg,' 1988, illustrated in color on the cover
Barcelona, Galeria Maeght, 'Steinberg: Obres de 1953 a 1979,' February 1989, illustrated
- Provenance: Galerie Maeght, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner
- Condition: This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is window matted and hinged completely along the edges of the reverse to the window mat. There is an undulation and soft creasing to the sheet, visible upon close inspection. There are faint, scattered surface accretions, visible upon very close inspection. There is an area of scattered foxing to the upper right corner, visible upon close inspection. Framed under Plexiglas.
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