1953

January, trip to the southern US; January 27, returns to New York from Charleston, South Carolina.

From Charleston to N.Y. by train, Jan 27, 1953. Page from a sketchbook. Saul Steinberg Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
From Charleston to N.Y. by train, Jan 27, 1953. Page from a sketchbook. Saul Steinberg Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

March 1, flies to Paris to work on his show at the Galerie Maeght, his first transatlantic flight. Goes first to Nice; by early April in Rome to meet with Hedda, who is preparing her show at the Galleria L’Obelisco; then back to Paris.

April 17, opening of his first exhibition at the Galerie Maeght, Paris; Maeght will continue to represent ST in France into the 1980s. The Maeght show, with substitutions for sold works, goes to the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, later in the year and makes at least six stops in Germany and Switzerland in 1954-early 1955.

May, trips to Athens and Istanbul; early June, files to Rome and then Paris. June 14, flies back to New York.

Athens, May 27, 1953. Page from a sketchbook. Saul Steinberg Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Athens, May 27, 1953. Page from a sketchbook. Saul Steinberg Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Athens, 1953. Drawing based on sketchbook study. Ink on paper, 14 ½ x 23 in. The Saul Steinberg Foundation.
Athens, 1953. Drawing based on sketchbook study. Ink on paper, 14 ½ x 23 in. The Saul Steinberg Foundation.
Istanbul, May 24, 1953. Page from a sketchbook. Saul Steinberg Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Istanbul, May 24, 1953. Page from a sketchbook. Saul Steinberg Papers, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

Provides drawings for a TV commercial for Jell-O Instant Pudding, commissioned by the Young & Rubicam advertising agency and directed by Gene Deitch.

Frame from "Busy Day," a TV commercial for Jell-O Instant Pudding by Gene Deitch, commissioned by Young & Rubicam, 1953.
Frame from “Busy Day,” a TV commercial for Jell-O Instant Pudding by Gene Deitch, commissioned by Young & Rubicam, 1953.

December 28, Aldo Buzzi arrives in New York for a three-month visit.

Steinberg and Aldo Buzzi in front of Steinberg’s home on East 71st Street, New York, 1953-54. Photo by Hedda Sterne. Collection of Marina Marchesi and Franco Salghetti-Drioli.
Steinberg and Aldo Buzzi in front of Steinberg’s home on East 71st Street, New York, 1953-54. Photo by Hedda Sterne. Collection of Marina Marchesi and Franco Salghetti-Drioli.

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