Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Saul Steinberg: Pitcher

Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) followed the Milwaukee Braves on assignment for Life magazine in May and June of 1954, his first exposure to baseball. A selection of his drawings were published the following year as "Steinberg at the Bat" in the July 11, 1955 issue. An unpublished work from this series of a pitcher was given to New Yorker baseball writer Roger Angell (1920-2022). It was sold at auction yesterday.

The estimate at Heritage Auctions was $6,000 to $8,000. Bidding started at $3,000.
Saul Steinberg
Heritage Auctions listing accessed September 9, 2023

Note:  For more on Saul Steinberg's 1954 timeline, see the Saul Steinberg Foundation's website here.


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