Peter Saul, ‘Politcs’, 1985, Alpha 137 Gallery
Peter Saul, ‘Politcs’, 1985, Alpha 137 Gallery
Peter Saul, ‘Politcs’, 1985, Alpha 137 Gallery
Peter Saul, ‘Politcs’, 1985, Alpha 137 Gallery
Peter Saul, ‘Politcs’, 1985, Alpha 137 Gallery
Peter Saul, ‘Politcs’, 1985, Alpha 137 Gallery
Peter Saul, ‘Politcs’, 1985, Alpha 137 Gallery

Peter Saul is one of the pioneers of the Pop Art movement - especially recognized for his powerful anti-War and politically focused pieces of the early Seventies and Eighties. This particular piece - done in protest of Ronald Reagan done at the outset of his second term in office. This very rare work is from an extremely small edition of only 10; another edition is in the permanent collection of the Asheville Museum of Art. (Link below for reference)
https://thelaurelofasheville.com/arts/visual-arts/political-art/

Signature: Hand signed, numbered and dated on the recto (front).

About Peter Saul

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.

American, b. 1934, San Francisco, California, based in New York, New York

Group Shows

2018
2018
Galerie Droste, 
Paris, France,
art is where the heart is Vol. 2
2018
Galerie Droste, 
Paris, France,
art is where the heart is Vol. 2
2018
Paris, 
Paris, France,
art is where the heart is Vol. 2
2017
New York ,
Piss and Vinegar
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