In an art world that celebrates the work of Raymond Pettibon, it seems to me that Steinberg deserves another look.
Guston and Steinberg are unclassifiable figures who satirized political figures, artists, poseurs, and American consumerism.
The Labyrinth, originally published in 1960 and long out of print, is the perfect introduction or reintroduction to Steinberg’s incomparable style.
Next time you’re walking through the East Village, take a moment to look up at the skies over Tompkins Square Park. You might just spot Anton van Dalen’s flock of snow-white pigeons. The artist, who first learned to rear the birds at the age of twelve, is one of the few remaining pigeon keepers in Lower Manhattan.
Plastered on the title wall of Saul Steinberg’s 100th Anniversary Exhibition at Pace Gallery is an impenetrable photographic self-portrait.