Introduction by lain Topliss.
'Saul Steinberg described his drawings as 'attractive traps.' Traps, undoubtedly, but ones in which we love to get caught and don’t have the slightest desire to escape from.' Iain Topliss
Neither painter, nor illustrator nor political cartoonist, Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) is an American artist who drew incredibly inventive drawings and renewed the veins of humor and satire. Often described as a genius by those who knew the body of his work, he was long overlooked by art critics. Nevertheless, he was famous for his work for The New Yorker magazine. With prodigious depth and diversity, his style is simple but chiseled and efficient, drawing inspiration from a wide range of graphic techniques, sculpture and collage.