by Benoit Decron, Robert Storr, and Anne Tronche
Peter Saul is a great agitator of ideas and forms. The elastic quality of his easily identified figures are central to a style of art that doesn't recognize the conventions of either Pop Art or glorified minimalism. His paintings, often grand-scale, nearly run away from their supports; their loud, violent colors set the eye spinning. Saul's caustic humour sinks its teeth into America, lambasting the consumer society of the West. No detail is spared, and the many self-portraits reveal that Saul himself is part of this massacre. His loose, psychotic figures in vibrant colors spark laughter and wonder. This book, conceived as a tribute, provides a representative look at Peter Saul's work from the 1950s to the present. His work is still as insolent and explosive today. In both French and English.
Traveling exhibition at the Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d'Olonne, from June 26 to September 26, 1999, at the musée de l'Hôtel Bertrand, Chateauroux, from October 22 to December 31, 1999, at the musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole, from January 15 to April 2, 2000 and at the musée des Beaux-Arts, Mons, from April 16 to June 25, 2000.
11 1/4 x 10 inches