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Untitled (People Looking Up)

A work made of pen and black ink, ruled in graphite, on cream wove paper.
© The Saul Steinberg Foundation

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  • A work made of pen and black ink, ruled in graphite, on cream wove paper.

Date:

1949

Artist:

Saul Steinberg
American, born Romania, 1914-1999

About this artwork

Steinberg was an acute observer of The world, and he often employed unusual perspectives, such as in this drawing, which presents a bird’s-eye view. The artist’s characteristic visual wit is also expressed in the figure’s odd body shapes (a product of the strange point of view), and how the subjects scrupulously inspect us as we gaze at them.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Saul Steinberg

Title

Untitled (People Looking Up)

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

1949

Medium

Pen and black ink, ruled in graphite, on cream wove paper

Dimensions

36.8 × 58.8 cm (14 1/2 × 23 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of The Saul Steinberg Foundation

Reference Number

2013.1508

Copyright

© The Saul Steinberg Foundation

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