Saturday, June 16
Friday, August 10, 2012
Steinberg, Saul. The New Yorker. New York, 1945-2000. (Harold, William, Robert, Tina, David, Eds.)
An Exhibition w/ Curatorial Associate Hope Svenson, SOA ’03
For more than fifty years, Saul Steinberg was The New Yorker’s in-house observer, visual epitome, and—though he would have thought the word mangy and malnourished—its chief cartoonist, too. But then he disliked being called an artist, since it called to his mind the salon-swindle of “exciting” objects and collectors’ manias. “All of those drawings, whimpering at night in the wrong houses,” was his dry description of the consequences of selling pictures to collectors, rather than publishers. Whatever he is, this exhibition, naming The New Yorker’s consecutive editors, collects some two hundred of his one thousand published contributions, presented as is: magazines, collected through time, some slightly yellowed and hung with that irrevocable library smell, (Longview Public Library, October 22, 1955) and others, mint (V.G.+, no marks, no ears, no creases), en-sleeved and collected with breathy fandom.
The exhibition program will include a talk by STUART BAILEY of Dexter Sinister on Tuesday, July 3, 7pm, a lecture by the exhibition coordinators Robert Snowden and Scott Ponik, Tuesday, July 31, and a screening of The Right Way by Fischli and Weiss on Tuesday, August 9, 8pm.
The exhibition will travel in September 2012 to ARTSPACE, a non-profit institution in Auckland, New Zealand.
STEINBERG, SAUL. THE NEW YORKER. NEW YORK, 1945–2000. (HAROLD, WILLIAM, ROBERT, TINA, DAVID, EDS.)