Sidewall, Cat and Canary, 1958
Rombola’s designs are whimsical, a mix of naïve and fantastical, and most often full of color and pattern. The simple line illustrations, often quite gestural, are reminiscent of the creations of Saul Steinberg (1914-1999). Though unlike Steinberg, Rombola’s characters and motifs are composed of intricate patterns and bright colors. This design contains amusing renderings of cats and birds getting along graciously, apparently within the confines of the same enclosure.
It is credited
Gift of John Rombola.
Its dimensions are
279 x 76 cm (109 13/16 x 29 15/16 in. )
Cite this object as
Sidewall, Cat and Canary, 1958; Manufactured by Harben Papers, Inc. ; USA; screen printed; 279 x 76 cm (109 13/16 x 29 15/16 in. ); Gift of John Rombola; 1984-102-2