Letters, May 8, 1978

Doodler as Artist

To the Editors:

Critic Harold Rosenberg is absolutely right: "No artist is more relevant than Steinberg" [April 17]. To avoid boredom, he has doodled his way into the realm of the art world as a "serious" artist.

Claude Zic, Chicago

Saul Steinberg is surely the best cartoonist since Picasso. Picasso was an artist who degenerated into a cartoonist. Steinberg is a cartoonist who has metamorphosed into an artist. The difference between them is intellectual honesty. Viva Steinberg!

Andreas Karl Reiser Cosmopolis, Wash.

Fabulous! I love pictures that take time and creativity to make. So, Mr. Steinberg, keep on painting!

Joe Natalicchio Milltown, N.J.

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