Wednesday, June 22, 2016

View of the World from Park City

Around 1986, just after we moved to Park City, Saul Steinberg created a replica of his famous work for the New Yorker magazine (View of the World from 9th Avenue) and applied it to our little town.

Steinberg was born in Romania, studied philosophy for a year at the University of Bucharest before enrolling at the Politecnico di Milano, studying architecture. During his years in Milan he was actively involved in the satirical magazine Bertoldo.

After graduating in 1940, Steinberg left Italy to flee Mussolini's Fascist government and sailed to America. There, he worked mostly with the New Yorker magazine and had a lifelong relationship with the publication.

Steinberg died in 1999 after creating created 87 covers, 33 cartoons for the magazine and leaving 71 portfolios containing 469 drawings and several hundred other works amounting to more than 1,200 drawings, including Park City's own view on the world!

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