Along the Lines: Selected Drawings by Saul Steinberg | Art Institute of Chicago | Galleries | Chicago Reader
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click to enlarge Saul Steinberg, B Movie, 1948

Saul Steinberg, B Movie, 1948

Courtesy Art Institute Chicago

Along the Lines: Selected Drawings by Saul Steinberg 

When: Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 29 2017
Price: $25
Saul Steinberg liked to call himself "a writer who draws," but during the 20th century few draftsmen could approach his inventiveness. In his drawings, Steinberg's lines seem to reinvent themselves as they progress, zigging when you expect them to zag, or disappearing abruptly just as they appear to be gathering steam. In the Art Institute's revelatory new show "Along the Lines: Selected Drawings by Saul Steinberg," curator Mark Pascale has gathered 54 examples of Steinberg's work spanning from the 1940s to the '80s (given to the museum by the Saul Steinberg Foundation in 2013), and has presented an artist who's always searching for the purest distillation of thought through the act of mark making. Continue reading >>

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