Peter Saul

  • , This Is Not the Sandwich I Ordered
    Acrylic on canvas
    152,5 x 183 cm
    60 x 72 in
  • , Attack on Abstraction, 2019
    Acrylic on canvas
    152,5 x 183 cm
    60 x 72 in
  • , Lip Wrestling, 2019
    Acrylic on canvas
    152,5 x 183 cm
    60 x 72 in
  • , Untitled, 2019
    Acrylic on canvas
    152,5 x 122 cm
    60 x 48 in
  • , Argument, 2019
    Acrylic, colored pencil on paper
    56 x 76 cm
    22 x 30 in
  • , Trump Fish, 2019
    Acrylic, colored pencil on paper
    56 x 76 cm
    22 x 30 in
    Trump Fish
  • , Thanks Lord, 1998
    Acrylic, colored pencil on paper
    73,5 x 58,5 cm
    29 x 23 in
  • , Home Sweet Home, 2017
    Acrylic, colored pencil on paper
    58,5 x 73,5 cm
    23 x 29 in
  • , He Forgot Something, 2019
    Acrylic on canvas
    152,5 x 101,5 cm
    43 x 39 in

There’s a lot going on in Peter Saul’s paintings: works by the American artist feature vulgar jokes in lush colors, refrigerators and Ronald Reagan, Yankee trash and rich dogs, Superman on the toilet, BANZAI, Mickey Mouse attacking the “Japs,” a “MadDocter” conspiring evil plans. He lavishly presents us the world as a chaotic mess. 

Beginning in the late 1950s Peter Saul developed a crossover of pop art, surrealism, abstract expressionism, Chicago imagism, San Francisco funk, and cartoon culture in a language all his own. 

 - Martina Weinhart

Born 1934 in San Francisco, California, the artist lives and works in New York. Works by Peter Saul currently feature in many local and international public collections, such as the prestigious Collection of Museum of Modern Art in New York (USA), of Metropolitan Museum of Art (USA), of Art Institute of Chicago (USA) or of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (France). 


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  • Conversation / Peter Saul - Aaron Curry - Dan Nadel


    September 23, 2020

    Artbook, MoMA PS1 bookstore and Bad Dimension Press are organizing a conversation between Peter Saul, Aaron Curry and Dan Nadel on September 23rd (7pm EDT). Online discussion - registration is limited

    Peter Saul: Professional Artist Correspondence, 1945-1975
    2020
    Bad Dimensions Press, Los Angeles
    Edited by Dan Nadel, Curator-at-Large, Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, University of California, Davis
    Designed by Brian Roettinger
    200 pages, hardcover
    9 x 6 1/2 in
    22.9 x 16.5 cm

    Register here!


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