Prudence Crowther is Manuscript Editor of Art in Print and a Senior Editor at the New York Review of Books.

When the Delay is the Gratification: Allen Saalburg

Allen Saalburg, Martini (ca. 1979), screenprint on glass, image 17 1/2 x 23 1/4 inches, glass 20 x 26 inches. Private collection. Photo: Elliott Mickleburgh.

A Noilly Prat vermouth ad from 1955 claimed that “whether you mix your Martinis two-to-one or six-to-one, the finesse of the one is what makes it a Martini.” Or is it? The ingredients of Allen Saalburg’s Martini (ca. 1979) Read More