A wonderful original drawing in black ink by the inimitable Saul Steinberg, showing a fanciful cellist holding his instrument during performance, a drop of sweat on his brow. The work, full of wit (note the dapper shoes), charm and Steinberg's unique imagination, is executed on Schirmer music paper, with the company logo shown on the lower left. The portrait is said to be of Casals although we find that apocryphal.
Saul Steinberg was one of America’s most beloved artists, renowned for his covers and drawings that appeared in The New Yorker for nearly six decades and for the drawings, paintings, prints, collages, and sculptures exhibited internationally in galleries and museums. Steinberg was born in Romania and studied architecture in Italy until he fled the fascist regime in 1941.MUS-12218$5,000