The cat is trying to open the door on the hinges side.
I laugh, then I see I make the same mistake, with people, ideas, and doors too.
Saul Steinberg, what can I say? His art gives me such pleasure!
Gjon Mili's cat Blackie looking at his portrait by Saul Steinberg in Mili's studio, 1947.
Untitled (Pitcher raining on cat), New Yorker cover August 25, 1975 (variant)
The scans above come from two collections of drawings: Steinberg's Paperback, a German edition
published in 1964 and Steinberg – The Catalogue, an American edition by Meridian published in 1962.
These are part of the large library assembled by my father in law, Michele Ranchetti,
himself a very accomplished writer, poet and artist who regrettably passed away two years ago.
Thank you Michele for always pursuing and sharing your love of art and creativity!