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      Exhibition: STEINBERG, SAUL. THE NEW YORKER. NEW YORK, 1945-2000. (HAROLD, WILLIAM, ROBERT, TINA, DAVID, EDS.) in Portland

      • Exhibition: STEINBERG, SAUL. THE NEW YORKER. NEW YORK, 1945-2000. (HAROLD, WILLIAM, ROBERT, TINA, DAVID, EDS.) Photo #1
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      July 27, 2012

      Friday  12:00 PM - 8:00 PM (weekly Thursday through Saturday until August 10, 2012)

      800 SE 10th Ave
      Portland, Oregon 97214

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      Exhibition: STEINBERG, SAUL. THE NEW YORKER. NEW YORK, 1945-2000. (HAROLD, WILLIAM, ROBERT, TINA, DAVID, EDS.)

      Yale Union (YU)'s Summer 2012 Exhibition:
      STEINBERG, SAUL. THE NEW YORKER. NEW YORK, 1945-2000. (HAROLD, WILLIAM, ROBERT, TINA, DAVID, EDS.)

      June 16 (Opening Reception at 6pm)
      through August 10th, 2012

      Exhibition Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 12–8pm

      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.

      As a matter of biographical fact, Saul Steinberg (1914–1999) was a misfit. Born in Romania, European to the bone, He made little of his origins; “pure Dada,” he called his native land. He studied and made his artistic beginnings in that lightest-hearted of major nations, Italy, receiving in 1940 a doctoral degree in an architecture he never practiced. Steinberg was shaken out of a congenial life by the turbulence of politics and war, and cast to America in the 1940s where he lived strung up between the uninteresting and unfortunate binary of Artist v. Cartoonist.

      During his lifetime, Steinberg’s work was shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Smithsonian Institution.

      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.

      YU
      800 SE 10th Ave
      Portland, OR

      Cost: Free - Donations always welcome

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