Peter Saul's Disruptive Paintings Will Take over the New Museum in NYC

Marking the seminal artist’s first major survey in New York.

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Following his collaborative exhibition with artist Erik Parker at NANZUKA in Japan, seminal artist Peter Saul will be the focus of a major survey hosted by the New Museum early next year. Entitled “Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment,” the sprawling presentation will chronicle Saul’s prolific fine art career with over six paintings.

Saul is widely-recognized for his disruptive figurations across oil and acrylic on canvas works while injecting images from pop culture including cartoon characters such as Donald Duck and Superman. Although brightly-colored and cartoonish his works may appear, the artist tends to shed light on serious socio-political issues such as “the dissolution of 1960s counterculture and the corruption, racism, and greed of US politics,” the museum said in a statement. “This madcap formula has allowed the artist to critique art historical pretensions while addressing the outsized characters and realities of his day,” the museum adds.

“Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment” will mark Saul’s first museum survey in New York and will aptly run through February 11 to May 31, 2020. Visit the New Museum’s website for further details.

In other vivid presentations, Josh Sperling recently unveiled a new series of colorful sculptural paintings at Brussels’ Sorry We’re Closed gallery.

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Dream show by #petersaul and @erikparkerstudio ?——————————————————————————— Peter Saul Erik Parker June 1 – July 6, 2019 Nanzuka 2-17-3 Shibuya Tokyo Japan opening reception : June 1 18:00-20:00 ——————————————————————————— NANZUKA is pleased to present a two-person exhibition by Peter Saul and Erik Parker. This exhibition marks the first showing of Peter Saul’s work in Japan within his extensive career, and will be Erik Parker’s third presentation with the gallery. Realized through the proposal and organization of Erik Parker, this will be the first exhibition for the two artists who have long continued to maintain a master and pupil relationship. An opening reception will be held on June 1st at 18:00-20:00, attended by Peter Saul and his wife Sally Saul, and Erik Parker who will be visiting Japan on this occasion. ——————————————————————————— #petersaul #erikparker #comtenporaryart #popart #arthistory #painting #nanzuka #tokyo #shibuya #japan

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