Mark Pascale discusses “Along the Lines: Selected Drawings by Saul Steinberg.” He will be joined in conversation by Amy Peltz.
At the Co-op
About the book: Romanian-born American artist Saul Steinberg (1914–1999) won international acclaim for his inventive, wry representations of the postwar age. His work appeared on the covers and interiors of the “New Yorker” for nearly six decades, and his drawings, collages, prints, paintings, and sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. With essays by cartoonist Chris Ware and curator Mark Pascale, this lively book traces Steinberg’s imagery as it evolved over the full scope of his career, celebrating his refusal to distinguish between high and low art. The 60 works included traverse the realms of Steinberg’s world, from the witty black-ink takes on his newly adopted land of 1940s America to the watercolor paintings he made as a mature artist in the late 1980s.
About the author: Mark Pascale is Janet and Craig Duchossois Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago.
About the interlocutor: Amy Peltz is an artist and writer who makes comics. Born and raised in New York, she currently lives in Chicago. The recipient of a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MA from the University of Chicago, Amy works at the Art Institute of Chicago as an editor and lecturer. Her work has been published in the Chicago Reader and Art in Print, and she is an organizer of CAKE (the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo).