Artist Peter Saul once said “Not to be shocking means to agree to be furniture,” and it is with this attitude that he continues to satirize the political, social, and cultural events of his time.
Now, Berlin’s Veneklasen/Werner gallery is featuring the father of Pop Art in a new show, titled Neptune and the Octopus Painter. Be prepared to see some fantastic large-scale works on canvas and a selection of recent works on paper created during the past two years. Drawing as much on the imagery of Walt Disney as on classical painting, Saul’s recent work has a humorous, gruesome, and deliberately offensive effect, and features a range of subjects and attitudes.
Peter Saul: Neptune and the Octopus Painter is on view from April 26 through June 29, 2013 at Veneklasen/Werner.
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