Peter Saul is some kind of national treasure. Just what kind of national treasure is hard to say. Perhaps that's because his best paintings refuse to be ingratiating, while the tides of popular culture that wash over us like a daily tsunami are all about gaining our favor. He's a Pop artist, but he doesn't play by the usual rules. Read more
by Times Art Critic Christopher Knight. What follows is a closer look at Saul's work: California-born artist Peter Saul, who turns 74 next month, is the subject of a modest but rewarding 40-year retrospective at the Orange County Museum of Art. However, this work, "Stuck," a 2007 acrylic on canvas painting, is on display at the Jekyll Island exhibition at Honor Fraser in Los Angeles.