January, first TV broadcast of ST interview with Adrienne Clarkson for the Canadian Broadcasting Company program Take 30 in New York.
February 5-21, trip to Mexico with Sigrid. Visits Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, Merida, and other places; finds both beauty and “horrible” tourist attractions.
April, in Paris, where Aldo Buzzi joins him; then meets Sigrid in Trier, Germany, her hometown. “Then a detour to London” and (May) “back to Paris… in time for a dose of tear gas” during the student riots.
May 28, inducted into the National Institute of Arts and Letters, along with Josef Albers, Louise Nevelson, and Mark Rothko.
September, leases entire eleventh floor of 33 Union Square West as studio space; lease runs from September 1, 1968-August 31, 1975. Andy Warhol’s Factory is three floors below. Will continue to use this as a studio until 1973, when he purchases an apartment on the Upper East Side.
December, exhibition at the Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, “Steinberg: Dibujos y Acuareles.”
Begins reading underground comix, which will henceforth exert an influence on his work in the creation of urban terrorist figures.
TV film by Rolf Karrer-Kharberg, Das Maskenhafte an Saul Steinberg: Bericht aus der Welt eines groβen Zeichner (The Masked Guises of Saul Steinberg: Report from the World of a Great Draftsman), Südwestrundfunk; airs 1969. Based on 1967 interviews with ST.