Greenpoint, October, 2015

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Steinberg Street

The Sculpture Center in Long Island City has a show called Puddle, pothole, portal. One room contains  five drawings by Saul Steinberg, as well as a mixed-media construction: a desk with various tools of his trade.
Saul Steinberg, Bauhaus (1966)
One of the drawings, Bauhaus, made me think of my walk from the N train at Queensboro Plaza to the museum: The absurdity of nouveau housing units sprouting among the weeds.

And the building next door to the Sculpture Center itself.
Purves Street
Another Steinberg piece, Bauhaus Street (1982), not in the show, could be a map of the neighborhood to come.
The Saul Steinberg Foundation/Artists Rights Society, New York

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