Wall Street Suicide, 2012
Acrylic on canvas
178 × 152 cm
“The important thing is that a work has to have its own idea and psychology. True or false doesn’t matter at all as long as it’s disturbing or funny, because I love all psychology. Bad things make me laugh just as often as good things. This has been my art style for over 55 years. I am open to any humor, except sophisticated humor. Too many good artists have sought after it. The secret of the success of a “bad” artist is in overcoming the need for approval.”
– Peter Saul
Saul’s works, rambunctious and full of lush images and poisonous morality, portray a new reality by removing the mask of hypocrisy and exposing human vices, in such a way that can change our perception of history and the generally accepted understanding of social norms. As the originator of Pop Art, Saul embodied his ideas in an unprecedented style of painting that inspired a generation of American artists to new thinking and new creativity, which became the foundation of modern American culture.
Peter Saul: Neptune and the Octopus Painter. Veneklasen Werner gallery, Berlin, Germany. 27.04.2013 – 29.06.2013
Mystifiers. NCCA, Moscow, Russia. 12.02.2016 – 20.03.2016
Peter Saul: You Better Call Saul. Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia. 22.04.2016 – 31.08.2016
Mystifiers. NCCA, Moscow, 2016 pages 9, 13, 79-81
Peter Saul: You Better Call Saul. Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow. 2016.