Monday, April 16, 2007

Saul Steinberg: Illuminations special Smithsonian-only content

Boy, that cartoon has a whole new meaning these days, doesn't it?

In 1967, Saul Steinberg became the Smithsonian's first and last artist-in-residence. While in DC, he took some Smithsonian stationary and make these cartoons, influenced by his residency on the Georgetown tea circuit. These won't be in any other versions of the show. Neat, huh? Go see the originals at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and enjoy the refurbished museum.

1 comment:

richardcthompson said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see this. I remember some of these appearing in the Smithsonian Magazine years ago. Apropos choice on the first one there, Mike.