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Peter Saul, 'Saigon' 1967.


Peter Saul, Saigon, 1967. Acrylic, oil, enamel and fiber-tipped pen on canvas, 93 1/4 x 142 1/4 inches. Collection Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Now on view at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt through September 3rd is a major retrospective of the oevre of Peter Saul curated by Martina WeinhartA catalogue has been published to accompany the exhibtion, including an interview with the artist and contributing essays from Martina Weinhart and Richard Schiff.


The exhibition spans Saul's career from its origins in the '60s to the present day, and includes such pieces as Saigon (1967), The Government of California (1969), and Ronald Reagan in Grenada (1983). The Director of the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Philipp Demandt, says of the artist's painting, “Peter Saul has time and again pugnaciously pilloried American realities. One might refer to his painting style as ‘propaganda for the good.’ His pictorial narratives challenge us: garish, bright colors, wild forms coupled with stylistic originality, and always with a tendency toward exaggeration. Peter Saul demands our full attention.”


FAD Magazine recently published an interview with the artist about the exhibition.


For more information, visit the exhibition website here.