Saul Steinberg “Up Close”
Untitled, 1949-54. © The Saul Steinberg Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York.


Pinacoteca di Brera
Via Brera, 28, 20121 Milano MI


06 Oct 2022 - 26 Nov 2022



Saul Steinberg “Up Close”

An exhibition that celebrates the artist Saul Steinberg and the important donation of a large number of works to the Braidense by the Saul Steinberg Foundation in New York. The donation concerns mainly drawings, but also works made with stamps, wooden objects, metal plates, paper masks and small oil paintings, which demonstrate the ability of Steinberg, among America’s greatest draftsmen of the 20th century, to use the most diverse techniques and styles in a continuous process of invention.

The exhibition, curated by Francesca Pellicciari, traces, from the second half of the 1930s to the first half of the 1990s, many traits of the artist’s career. In addition to the works donated to the Braidense, thanks to the collaboration with the New York Public Library, the exhibition is enriched by a loan of fifteen portraits to writers, artists, friends and celebrities: from Jean-Paul Sartre to Bernard Berenson, from Constantino Nivola to the Queen of England.

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