Peter Saul, ‘Amboosh’, 1975, Rago/Wright
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Peter Saul

Amboosh, 1975

Lithograph on Arjomari paper
29 3/4 × 40 in
75.6 × 101.6 cm
Edition 43/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Rago/Wright

This work is number 43 from the edition of 50 published by Landfall Press, Inc., Chicago.

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Signed and numbered to lower edge 'Saul 43/50'. Stamped to verso 'Landfall Press Inc 63 West Ontario Street Chicago Illinois 60610 …
Peter Saul
American, b. 1934
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A Pop art predecessor who helped pave the way to neo-Surrealism, Peter Saul is known for his luridly colored, contrarian depictions of popular culture and political history. In the 1950s and '60s, reacting against Abstract Expressionism's seriousness and influenced by Surrealist Roberto Matta, Saul began to paint everyday objects like iceboxes, steaks, and toilets in bright colors, along with political works like his series of graphic, cartoonish “Vietnam” paintings (1960s), which though had no clear moral message or political agenda, were evidently anti-Vietnam War. (“I want praise for my art, not for some political opinion I might have,” Saul has said.) Jumbling references like Mickey Mouse, Ethel Rosenberg, and Willem de Kooning, his work also includes darkly humorous self-portraits like Oedipus Junior (1983), in which the artist simultaneously pierces his eye with a paintbrush and castrates himself.

Peter Saul, ‘Amboosh’, 1975, Rago/Wright
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About the work
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This work is number 43 from the edition of 50 published by Landfall Press, Inc., Chicago.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and numbered to lower edge 'Saul 43/50'. Stamped to verso 'Landfall Press Inc 63 West Ontario Street Chicago Illinois 60610 …
Peter Saul
American, b. 1934
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A Pop art predecessor who helped pave the way to neo-Surrealism, Peter Saul is known for his luridly colored, contrarian depictions of popular culture and political history. In the 1950s and '60s, reacting against Abstract Expressionism's seriousness and influenced by Surrealist Roberto Matta, Saul began to paint everyday objects like iceboxes, steaks, and toilets in bright colors, along with political works like his series of graphic, cartoonish “Vietnam” paintings (1960s), which though had no clear moral message or political agenda, were evidently anti-Vietnam War. (“I want praise for my art, not for some political opinion I might have,” Saul has said.) Jumbling references like Mickey Mouse, Ethel Rosenberg, and Willem de Kooning, his work also includes darkly humorous self-portraits like Oedipus Junior (1983), in which the artist simultaneously pierces his eye with a paintbrush and castrates himself.

Peter Saul

Amboosh, 1975

Lithograph on Arjomari paper
29 3/4 × 40 in
75.6 × 101.6 cm
Edition 43/50
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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