Meet Peter Saul, The Art World's Resident Pubescent Octogenarian

February 17, 2015 3:51 PM

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Meet Peter Saul, The Art World's Resident Pubescent Octogenarian

Peter Saul may be 80 years old, but inside he feels like a 14-year-old boy. Since the 1950s, Saul has offended, grossed out and entranced the art world with his neon infused, cartoon snarls, jam-packed with gore, psychosexual mumbo jumbo and all kinds of visual excess. If pubescent Picasso read one too many tabloids and was doodling in detention, you'd see quite the resemblance.

Saul was born in San Francisco in 1934. His father worked for Shell Oil, his mother was a secretary. He became interested in art at an early age, drawing inspiration from cartoons as well as his boyish obsessions with "war and chaos and murder." He attended art school at the California School of Fin...

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