A fascinating and comprehensive monograph highlighting the career of the provocative American painter Peter Saul.
Peter Saul is known for his vivid, cartoon-like paintings that satirize American culture. Influenced by the Chilean surrealist painter Roberto Matta and by MAD magazine, Saul developed his unique neo-surrealist style in contrast to the abstract expressionist aesthetic that prevailed at the time. Through wide-ranging imagery, Saul's darkly humorous works trenchantly comment on contemporary politics and culture.
In the four hundred years since Henry Hudson's arrival at the shores of what is present-day New York, the city has grown to become the 'Capital of the World'. This book focuses on landmarks as well as on everyday city life over the past four centuries.