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索尔 斯坦伯格

Steinberg at The New Yorker

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About 索尔 斯坦伯格

索尔·斯坦伯格(生于1914年,罗马尼亚Râmnicul Sarat,卒于1999年,纽约)在1993年移居到意大利米兰成为一名工艺学校的建筑系学生之前,在布加勒斯的大学学习哲学历史。虽然他在1940年获得了学位,但是意大利法西斯的反犹太人的种族歧视的法律禁止他从事自己的专职。他在1941年逃离意大利,在圣多明各等了一年美国的签证,终于在1942年到达纽约。受一位美国海军少尉的委托,他在中国,北非,和意大利度过了二战时期。战争结束后他定居在纽约,但是成为了一个坚定不移的旅行者。遍布美国、南非、欧洲、亚洲、非洲、中东和印度的旅行让他对文化和20世纪的生活习俗有了广泛并且尖锐的观点。Steinberg的艺术作品成为了对社会、政治系统、语言和艺术本身的探索。
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Press Release

  • Steinberg at the New Yorker
    Steinberg at The New Yorker, an exhibition of more than 50 of Saul Steinberg’s original and variant covers and drawings that have appeared in The New Yorker over the past sixty years, will be on view at PaceWildenstein, 32 East 57th Street, New York from February 11 through March 5, 2005. Celebrating Steinberg’s long relationship with The New Yorker, the exhibition presents a rare opportunity to view Steinberg’s images in their original state, along with variant concepts that reveal the extraordinary range of the artist’s imagination. Beginning in 1941, Steinberg produced 90 covers and more than 1,200 drawings for The New Yorker. Steinberg at The New Yorker, organized in conjunction with The Saul Steinberg Foundation, features many significant works completed over a career of nearly six decades, including View of the World from 9th Avenue (1975), Looking East (1986), and The Dream of E (1961). The exhibition will also include the first public showing of The Line, from the 1950s, Steinberg’s signature conception of a continuous line that redefines itself as it moves across the page. Issuing from the artist’s pen, it quickly becomes a ground line for architecture, a clothesline, railroad tracks, and on and on until, more than 30 feet later, it is restored to the hand holding the pen. Steinberg at The New Yorker coincides with the publication of Joel Smith’s Steinberg at The New Yorker, with an introduction by Ian Frazier (Abrams). The exhibition and the book chronicle the artist’s nearly six decades of art for the magazine and coincide with the 80th anniversary of The New Yorker. Saul Steinberg (b. 1914, Ramnicul-Sarat, Romania – d. 1999, New York, NY) studied philosophy at the University in Bucharest before moving to Italy in 1933 to enroll as an architecture student at the Politecnico in Milan. Although he received his degree in 1940, the anti-Jewish racial laws in Fascist Italy proscribed him from practicing his profession. He fled Italy in 1941, waited a year in Santo Domingo for a US visa, and finally arrived in New York in 1942. Commissioned as an ensign in the US Navy, he spent World War II in China, North Africa, and Italy. He settled in New York after the war, but became an inveterate traveler. His journeys through the United States, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and India gave him a wide-ranging and acute perspective on the culture and mores of 20th-century life. Steinberg’s art became an exploration of social and political systems, language, and art itself. The exhibition presents a lifetime of such explorations through Steinberg’s many interpretations of the map, his evolving and often acerbic take on New York City and America, as well as the visual metaphors he constructed of words, numbers, and signs. Steinberg’s work has been the subject of more than eighty one-artist exhibitions in galleries and museums internationally since his first solo show in 1943, presented by Betty Parsons at the Wakefield Gallery in New York. The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York mounted a retrospective in 1978, which traveled to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; the Serpentine Gallery London; and the Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul de Vence. IVAM, the Institute for Modern Art, Valencia, Spain, held a major exhibition in 2002. Other museum exhibitions include: the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1953); the Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover (1954); the Musée d’Art Moderne, Brussels (1967); the National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (1973); Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (1974); the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio (1986); the Kunsthalle, Nuremberg (1988); and The Menil Collection, Houston (1999). Saul Steinberg’s work can be found in public collections worldwide, including: The Baltimore Museum of Art, MD; the Columbus Museum of Art, OH; The Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Musée d’Art Moderne, Brussels; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.
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