Peter Saul (bilingual)



ISBN: 9783775745734 Category:

John Yau, Annabelle Ténèze


Peter Saul has consistently challenged art, history, and politics with his radical, unrefined style. Positioned outside of the can-on of contemporary and Pop Art, Saul’s exuberantly grotesque works feature an ironic and caustic humor that simultaneous-ly breaks down and celebrates his subjects. Influenced by both French academic painting and MAD magazine, Saul’s stead-fast embrace of narrative and figuration in painting have left him at odds with every major movement in art as he has trans-formed over sixty years into a profound, albeit unconvention-al, history painter. This comprehensive catalogue, published on the occasion of the artist’s exhibition at Les Abbatoirs, Tou-louse (traveling to Namur, Belgium in 2020), covers the artist’s oeuvre since the late 1950s and presents many previously un-seen paintings, works on paper, and archive material.

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Weight 1222 g
Dimensions 22.2 x 27.2 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 10 January 2020
Number of pages 176
Format Hardback
Dimensions 22.2 x 27.2 cm
Weight 1222 g


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PETER SAUL (*1934, San Francisco), one of the most influential painters today, was elected to the American Academy of Art and Letters in 2010. His work is part of many major collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.