View 1 of Lot 424. PETER SAUL | PLEASE EXCUSE MY LACK OF TALENT.
View 1 of Lot 424. PETER SAUL | PLEASE EXCUSE MY LACK OF TALENT.
424

PETER SAUL | PLEASE EXCUSE MY LACK OF TALENT

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

PETER SAUL | PLEASE EXCUSE MY LACK OF TALENT

PETER SAUL | PLEASE EXCUSE MY LACK OF TALENT

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

30,000

USD

PETER SAUL

b.1934

PLEASE EXCUSE MY LACK OF TALENT


signed and dated '12

acrylic, color pencil and graphite on paper

Sheet: 28 by 34¼ in. (71.1 by 87 cm.)

Framed: 33¼ by 39¾ in. (84.4 by 101 cm.)

Mary Boone Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

New York, Mary Boone Gallery, Peter Saul/Jim Shaw Drawings, January - February 2013

“Peter Saul… is a classic artist’s artist, one of our few important practicing history painters and a serial offender in violations of good taste. His career, while long, steady and admired, has never exceeded cult status. It’s an example of can’t-see-the-tree-for-the-forest visibility. The influence of Mr. Saul’s paintings, with their cartoony figures, lurid-lush colors, splatter-film expressionism and contrarian take on topical subjects, pervades recent art. It has contributed mightily to major careers, like those of Carroll Dunham and Elizabeth Murray. And it has paved the way for the neo-Surrealist noodlings of countless student painters spilling out of art schools… ”

 

(Hollad Cotter, “Provocateur: The Peter Saul Manifesto”, The New York Times, 15 August 2008)