It seems crazy to think that this is the first NYC museum survey for Peter Saul, who has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. For many, Peter Saul is a gateway drug. His pop-oriented canvases and distorted Surrealism were so far ahead of their time that he defied a particular category or movement. The artist, who was born in San Francisco in 1934 but painted everywhere, from Paris to California to NYC, has embraced counter-culture moments that range from the Vietnam War, the Reagan and Bush years, to the current Trump era we now endure. Much like our own founder, Robert Williams, Saul has pushed the boundaries of salacious profanity. “I have suffered for my vulgar art style,” Saul said…

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