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Remarks prepared by Mr. Saul Steinberg for a luncheon given in his honor at the Smithsonian Institution on February 27, 1967, 1967 Feb. 27

Steinberg, Saul, 1914-1999

Muralist, Painter, Cartoonist, Sculptor, Illustrator

Overview

Collection Information

Size: 2 Pages

Summary: Purported by its title as "Remarks prepared by Mr. Saul Steinberg for a luncheon given in his honor at the Smithsonian Institution on February 27, 1967," the document is, on close inspection, a stream of nonsense in the form of a grand proclamation, handwritten in a fanciful, antiquated script on Smithsonian letterhead.

Biographical/Historical Note

Illustrator, cartoonist, New York, N.Y.; b. 1914; d. 1999.

Provenance

Charles Blitzer, then Assistant Secretary for Art and History, hosted the luncheon for Steinberg that the artist's "remarks" were given. Blitzer framed the document and it hung in his office in the Smithsonian Castle for many years. It was transferred 2002 by the Architectural History and Historic Preservation, Smithsonian Institution Castle Collection via Richard Stamm, Keeper of the Castle Collection.

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Remarks prepared by Mr. Saul Steinberg for a luncheon given in his honor at the Smithsonian Institution on February 27, 1967, 1967 Feb. 27. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.