Archives of American Art

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

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.steisaul
Creators:
Steinberg, Saul
Dates:
1967 Feb. 27
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Pages
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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
Biographical / Historical
Illustrator, cartoonist, New York, N.Y.; b. 1914; d. 1999.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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