Cartoon Art Logic

“Was (Saul) Steinberg an artist? “View of the World from Ninth Avenue,” which shows a hilariously foreshortened vista, across the Hudson River, of the United States, premièred on the cover of the March 29, 1976, issue of The New Yorker. It is the most famous of the thousands of dashingly styled, brain-challenging drawings that he published in the magazine and elsewhere, in a career that ended only with his death, in 1999, at the age of eighty-four. Timelessly tantalizing, “View of the World” is surely art. It is also a cartoon. Steinberg was an artist if cartooning is an art, which it is, and so he was.Peter Schjeldahl, art critic for the New Yorker Magazine, Dec. 3, 2012 issue 


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