Peter Saul’s “Vietnam”
Oil on canvas (1966) Collection of the artist.
When was satire in painting so caustic?
Veteran painter Peter Saul approaches the art with gale force winds.
“I’m smooth, but not a criminal.” – Michael Jackson
The Mad Deep Lit Report
“In a portentous display of vocal showmanship, the parrots impersonate Andrea Bocelli cleverly intoning ‘Amazing Grace'”
Collage on paper (2020) 20 x 18 in.
Inspired by her reading of “Love in the Time of Cholera” by author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, this artist found a parallel running through both Covid and cholera; while death appears as a main character in the unfolding drama of life, this collagist takes affront and reasserts L-I-F-E in classic Marquezian style.
Q.: What happens when gross understatement meets high hyperbole?
Just say Shazam!
“Saturday night I was down town
Working for the F.B.I
Sitting in a nest of bad men
Whiskey bottles piling high…”
– from “Long Cool Woman” by The Hollies
Collage on paper (2018) 19 x 21 in.
The Great Sculptors
In G-R-E-A-T S-C-O-T-T discover the unbridled talent of a silent savant.