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  • Catalogue Essay

    “Not to be shocking means to agree to be furniture” — Peter Saul

    Amboosh is arguably Peter Saul's greatest print, and Angela Davis is not far behind. His virtuosity as a painter, draughtsman, and image-maker is immediately apparent. Seducing the viewer to look more and look longer. His virtuosity as a storyteller is deceptive.
    Which side is he on? Who’s story is he telling?

    Amboosh - our western troops in Asia. Young Americans lost in a war where no one has the answer.

    We all cringe as our own and past histories confront us and scramble to self-censor before we forget these are artworks.

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Amboosh

1975
Lithograph in colors, on Arjomari paper, the full sheet.
S. 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Signed and numbered 'P.P.I' in pencil (a printer's proof, the edition was 50 and 9 artist's proofs), published by Landfall Press, Inc., Chicago (with their inkstamp on the reverse), framed.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $5,040

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New York Auction 21 - 22 October 2020