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Peter Saul

Yamma Freek, 2015

Soft-ground etching
23 3/5 × 31 1/2 in
60 × 80 cm
Edition 9/16
This is part of a limited edition set.
€1,800
location
BERLIN
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About the work
JORDAN / SEYDOUX
BERLIN
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Soft-ground etching on paper Zerkall Alt Meissen 300g .
Exhibitions views: with a drawing by Frank …

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Soft-ground etching on paper Zerkall Alt Meissen 300g .
Exhibitions views: with a drawing by Frank Badur, 2017 + Group show "Crosswords", 2015.

Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil
Publisher
René Schmitt
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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JORDAN / SEYDOUX
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Soft-ground etching on paper Zerkall Alt Meissen 300g .
Exhibitions views: with a drawing by Frank …

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Soft-ground etching on paper Zerkall Alt Meissen 300g .
Exhibitions views: with a drawing by Frank Badur, 2017 + Group show "Crosswords", 2015.

Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil
Publisher
René Schmitt
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

Yamma Freek, 2015

Soft-ground etching
23 3/5 × 31 1/2 in
60 × 80 cm
Edition 9/16
This is part of a limited edition set.
€1,800
location
BERLIN
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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