8 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before December 11
By Paul Laster
Book Signing: “Peter Saul: Pop to Punk” at Venus
Even before there was Pop Art, Peter Saul was making it. Born in 1934, Saul gave birth to his idiosyncratic style while living in Paris and Rome in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Inspired by MAD magazine, his paintings and works on paper observe American culture and its hypocrisies through a perverse prism, free-associating pop-cultural references with political themes.
The works in this book date from 1961 to 1973 and come from the collection of Allan Frumkin, the artist’s original dealer. The monograph also features essays by Venus owner Adam Lindemann and Mr. Frumkin’s son Peter Frumkin, and a conversation between Mr. Saul and the artist Kaws. Here’s your chance to meet the venerable artist, who currently has a solo show at Mary Boone Gallery, and take home a signed copy of the book.
Venus, 980 Madison Avenue, New York, 5-7 p.m.