Peter Saul, Ronald Reagan in Grenada, 1984. Acrylic on canvas, 82 1/2 × 71 in (209.6 × 180.3 cm). Hall Collection. Courtesy Hall Art Foundation. Photo: Jeffrey Nintzel
Join us for a special conversation between artist Peter Saul and Massimiliano Gioni, Edlis Neeson Artistic Director of the New Museum and co-curator of “Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment,” the first New York survey of Saul’s work. The conversation will take its cues from Saul’s exhibition, which brings together approximately sixty paintings spanning his six-decade career.
Peter Saul was born in 1934 in San Francisco, CA. He received a BFA from the School of Fine Arts at Washington University in St. Louis in 1956. He has been the subject of retrospective exhibitions at Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2017); Deichtorhallen Hamburg (2017); Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, CA (2008); Pennsylvania Academy of Arts, Philadelphia (2008); Musée de l’Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d’Olonne, France (1999); Musée de l’Hôtel Bertrand, Châteauroux, France (1999); Aspen Art Museum (1989); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (1989); Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin (1989); Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (1989); Swen Parson Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb (1980); and Madison Art Center, Madison, WI (1980). His work has been included in important group exhibitions including “Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975,” Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC (2019); “Les années Pop, 1956–1968,” Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2001); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1995); “Hand-Painted Pop: American Art in Transition, 1955–1962,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1992); “Funk,” University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley (1967); and the Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (1967). He lives in New York.
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