Artwork Title: The West Coast - Artist Name: Saul Steinberg

The West Coast

Saul Steinberg, 1966

....View of the World itself has forerunners and descendants, beginning with The West Coast. This drawing of 1966 runs in the opposite direction, from the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans, with the intervening continent rendered as a schematized urban layout of Los Angeles backed by a mountainous terrain, the whole drawn in Steinberg’s “doodle” style—the quasi-geometric designs that filled his appointment books and notepads and then migrated to his art as yet another found style for his repertory. (

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