Thursday, January 4, 2018

Saul Steinberg's Pyramid #4

The fourth numbered composition in Saul Steinberg's Pyramid series from 1968 bears labels from two galleries, one in Los Angeles and one in New York, but notably not the Betty Parsons Gallery. The piece is signed in Conté crayon rather than ink, and pencil guide lines visibly extend from the pyramid into the sky and the ground. The work also appears looser in its watercolor finish than the second and eighth examples of the series. It was sold at Heritage Auctions in 2013 for $8,125.

Saul Steinberg, Pyramid #4, 1968

Saul Steinberg's signature

Saul Steinberg, Pyramid #4, 1968, framed

Saul Steinberg
Heritage Auctions, May 22, 2013

Saul Steinberg
Heritage Auctions Item Description

To recap the last three days of blog posts, here are three Steinberg compositions from the Pyramid series of 1968:
Saul Steinberg, Pyramid #2, 1968

Saul Steinberg, Pyramid #4, 1968
Saul Steinberg, Pyramid #8, 1968

Note:  Attempted Bloggery would like to receive scans or photographs of original works by Saul Steinberg, including further variations on this Pyramid series from 1968.

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