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Peter Saul

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Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern Ruit, 2008
ISBN 10: 3775722041 / ISBN 13: 9783775722049
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Title: Peter Saul

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern Ruit

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

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Edition: First Edition


160 pp. 94 colour illustrations. 2 b/w illustrations. Foreword by Dennis Szakacs. Essays by Dan Cameron and Michael Duncan. Interview with the artist by Robert Storr. Artist statement and letter. Chronology, Select bibliography, Exhibition checklist and list of lenders. Published in conjunction with a travelling retrospective exhibition of works by Peter Saul (b.1934) organized by the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California in 2008. Grey printed paper covered boards. Colour illustrated dustjacket. As new in the original publisher's shrinkwrap with no visible wear or damage. Due to weight (1.1 kg/2.42 lbs + packaging) additional shipping charges may apply. Please contact us for details. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007927

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Synopsis: Concerning his penchant for difficult or vulgar subject matter, San Francisco-born painter Peter Saul has stated, "Putting crime, war, sex, distortion and low class stuff into the picture is a way to take the decoration out of the picture--literally remove it from the dining room because no one is going to drink orange juice in the same room with it." Saul fuses his MAD Magazine-inspired humor with a Surrealist painting style to create difficult, funny and trenchant works--what Robert Storr, who has penned an essay for this volume, refers to as "sick jokes." Presaging Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley and exerting noticeable influence on artists such as Barry McGee and Ed Templeton, Saul's oeuvre is long overdue for deeper examination and this comprehensive publication provides the first complete overview of his work over the past five decades--from his epic historical canvases to his homage to Thomas Hart Benton, his lampoons of art world sacred cows and works evidencing his particular take on the existential dilemmas of the aging American male. More recent works satirizing current affairs round this volume out.

About the Author: Robert Storr is a curator, artist and critic who is the Dean of the Art School at Yale University. Among his many books is Modern Despite Modernism.

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