The American artist, cartoonist, and illustrator Saul Steinberg remains a hero of mine. He lived near me on Union Square in NYC and spent his later years near me in East Hampton. He had a tremendous influence on my art. He was a frequent contributor to The New Yorker magazine. So was my stepfather Joseph Farris.
Steinberg’s creativity and humor is apparent in this drawing titled “Doodle Cat.” There’s a nearly identical drawing where the cat has filled the entire page with nonsensical calligraphy—a Steinbergian motif. What’s offered here is a lithographic reproduction of it, produced in high fidelity by The Galerie Maeght in their magazine “Derriere le Miroir” to promote a Paris exhibition of his work in 1966.
The artwork is 11 × 15 inches, framed in matte black. Overall size is 16½ × 20½ inches. Steinberg went on to become quite famous and had his own solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art.