sketches of two abstracted faces--one larger, one smaller--with round eyes or glasses, angular nose, rounded ears, and oval shaped face; each head turned slightly toward PL; torn edge from spiral binding along left side of sheet

%C2%A9 The Saul Steinberg Foundation %2F Artists Rights Society %28ARS%29%2C New York

Untitled (Self-portrait), 1985-1990

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Do you have special ways of holding your head for a selfie' Here we see Saul Steinberg thinking about how to present himself. With a small, quick sketch and a larger, more considered study, he tried out several variations. He seems to have been especially concerned with the size of his ears and the position of his eyes. He also fussed over the contour of his scalp, perhaps in an effort to make his face protrude more forcefully.

Details
Title
Untitled (Self-portrait)
Artist Life
1914–1999
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.122.8
Provenance
The artist, New York; Saul Steinberg Foundation, New York; given to MIA, 2018
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sketches of two abstracted faces--one larger, one smaller--with round eyes or glasses, angular nose, rounded ears, and oval shaped face; each head turned slightly toward PL; torn edge from spiral binding along left side of sheet

© The Saul Steinberg Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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