George Adams Gallery

Peter Saul: Radical Figure

Peter Saul: Radical Figure

study for picasso's 'guernica' by peter saul

Peter Saul

Study for Picasso's 'Guernica', 1976

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suburban houses #1 by peter saul

Peter Saul

Suburban Houses #1, 1969

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untitled (mad) by peter saul

Peter Saul

Untitled (Mad), 1962

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girl #1 by peter saul

Peter Saul

Girl #1, 1962

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gun moll (sold) by peter saul

Peter Saul

Gun Moll (Sold), 1961

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california artist by peter saul

Peter Saul

California Artist, 1973

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installation view

Installation View

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installation view

Installation View

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installation view

Installation View

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Thursday, April 4, 2013Friday, May 31, 2013


New York, NY USA

During April and May the George Adams Gallery presents PETER SAUL: RADICAL FIGURE, an exhibition featuring 20 paintings and drawings from the 1960s and 1970s.

Peter Saul: Radical Figure traces Saul’s career from his involvement with Pop-Art in the early 1960s to his tackling of contemporary political subjects in the later 1960s and “art about art” in the 1970s. While his Pop and political works were intentionally provocative, even this last series could be surprisingly controversial: In 1988 the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s acquisition committee was horrified by Saul’s 10-foot long version of Leutze’s “Washington Crossing the Delaware” (they acquired his “View of San Francisco #2,” 1986, instead).

Notable in the exhibition are a number of paintings never before or only rarely exhibited: “Gun Moll” and “Valda Sherman” both from 1961, “Girl #2,” 1962, (paired in the exhibition with “Girl #1” from the same year), and “California Artist,” 1973, (a portrait of William T. Wiley featured in Saul’s exhibition at Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, that same year). Seldom or never exhibited works on paper include “Toobs,” 1963, “New China #1,” 1965, “Tuff Sister,” 1970, and studies for “Picasso’s Guernica,” 1976, “Nightwatch,” 1977, and “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” 1978.

Peter Saul has been the subject of four comprehensive museum retrospective exhibitions in the United States and abroad. He has exhibited regularly with this gallery since 1960, as well as with other galleries in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Paris, and Geneva. His work is in numerous museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

Peter Saul: Radical Figure will be on view through May 31, 2013. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 6, and by appointment on Mondays. For further information and images from this and other gallery exhibitions, please visit our website at www.georgeadamsgallery.com