“I like to think of myself as a writer who draws.”
Next week we’re going to see the Saul Steinberg show at the Pierpont-Morgan Library in New York. I’m really pumped for it. Steinberg (who was also Romanian, like the Kleons) called himself “a writer who draws,” which led the curator of the show to call his drawings “illuminations,” since they combine word and image in much the same way as illuminated manuscripts. The NYTimes covered the show a while back, David Byrne wrote about it in his journal, and Derik Badman just put scans up from the catalog book, along with some comics-related commentary.
If anybody else has tips for stuff to see in New York next week, leave them in the comments, please!