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Peter Saul

HOOMIN CONSURN (Human Concern) PERSONAL TORMENT, 1969

Silkscreen Signed. Unique Trial Proof
19 1/2 × 19 1/2 in
49.5 × 49.5 cm
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Alpha 137 Gallery
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This is a unique Trial Proof of this important print from the late 1960s - a work that is so …

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This is a unique Trial Proof of this important print from the late 1960s - a work that is so important, that the title even served as the inspiration behind a major exhibition at the Whitney Museum: "Hoomin Consurn, Personal Tragedy: The Grotesque in American Art." Peter Saul's distinctive style of …

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Condition
Very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed with trademark circle doodle, dated and annotated "Trial Proof" in graphite on the front
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Publisher
PACE Prints
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.

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This is a unique Trial Proof of this important print from the late 1960s - a work that is so …

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This is a unique Trial Proof of this important print from the late 1960s - a work that is so important, that the title even served as the inspiration behind a major exhibition at the Whitney Museum: "Hoomin Consurn, Personal Tragedy: The Grotesque in American Art." Peter Saul's distinctive style of …

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Medium
Print
Condition
Very good condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed with trademark circle doodle, dated and annotated "Trial Proof" in graphite on the front
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
PACE Prints
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

HOOMIN CONSURN (Human Concern) PERSONAL TORMENT, 1969

Silkscreen Signed. Unique Trial Proof
19 1/2 × 19 1/2 in
49.5 × 49.5 cm
Unique
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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