recto: elaborate cars on street in LRQ; tall, thin, sketchy stick figures crowding sidewalk at left, with theater marquees and sketchy building pediments at left behind figures; verso: tops of buildings

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

Untitled, 1954

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Gift of The Saul Steinberg Foundationexpand_more  2018.122.2

Saul Steinberg loved the crowded streets of New York City. This is a one-way street; all the cars are coming at us. Oddly enough, all the anonymous stick figures also head in the same direction, something pretty unusual in New York. In sharp contrast to the spare stick figures, the cars are baroque confections in chromium from the era when auto manufacturers vied for the gaudiest ornamentation. The building facades reflect the decorative flourishes of an earlier generation.

Details
Title
Untitled
Artist Life
1914–1999
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.122.2
Provenance
The artist, New York; Saul Steinberg Foundation, New York; given to MIA, 2018
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recto: elaborate cars on street in LRQ; tall, thin, sketchy stick figures crowding sidewalk at left, with theater marquees and sketchy building pediments at left behind figures; verso: tops of buildings

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

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