Jun 18, 2020 - Sale 2538

Sale 2538 - Lot 227

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
SAUL STEINBERG (1914-1999) WEDDING PICTURE. Bolt of silk fabric. 1950.
642x37 inches, 1630x94 cm. Patterson Fabrics, New York.
Condition A. Screenprint on silk.
Romanian-born Steinberg is best known for his nearly six-decade-long relationship with The New Yorker. Beginning in the 1940s, Steinberg also designed patterns for commercial textile companies in New York that recognized the appeal and salability of his imaginative artwork. He created textiles for Patterson Fabrics, printed wallpaper for the company's affiliate, Piazza Prints, and produced at least one design for Greeff Fabrics. This quirky and whimsical wedding scene was printed on several different color fabrics including pink, blue, and this yellow version. Rare. We could find no other copies at auction.