Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment
Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment

Peter Saul is known for his vivid, figurative paintings that satirize American culture, incorporating imagery from various pop-cultural sources. 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 of the early 1960s. Through wide-ranging imagery, Saul’s darkly humorous works trenchantly comment on contemporary politics and culture.

Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment is a comprehensive monograph accompanying the artist’s first New York museum survey at the New Museum. The large format catalog is housed in a jacket that folds out to poster scale. Designed by IN-FO.CO, published by Phaidon and the New Museum, and edited by Massimiliano Gioni and Gary Carrion-Murayari, the volume also includes new written contributions from Robert Cozzolino, Matthew Israel, Dan Nadel, Nicole Rudick, and John C. Welchman, and interviews with Peter Saul and Thomas Crow.

Adam Michaels, Marina Kitchen

12 ½ x 11 ½ inches
192 pages, hardcover

2020