In the early 1990s, begins to add color to some of his black-and-white ink drawings of the 1940s and 1950s.
February 23, dinner with Saul Bellow, “a rare friendship with a man of my own age and caliber, and I blossom in his company.”
Canal Street, a limited edition book with text by Ian Frazier, published by the Library Fellows of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The book contains woodcuts and lithographs with ST’s take on the congested entrance to the Holland Tunnel from Canal Street in lower Manhattan. An excerpt from Frazier’s essay is published in The New Yorker in April, accompanied by a Steinberg drawing—his first in the magazine in more than two years, and the first time his inside drawings appear in color.