All proceeds for the benefit of
the Brooklyn Hospital Center &
the Elmhurst Hospital Center
A Selection of Signed Prints by
In response to the public health crisis and its particular toll on New York City's overburdened hospitals, Venus Over Manhattan is proud to announce an online exhibition of vintage prints by Peter Saul, the proceeds from which will directly benefit the Brooklyn Hospital Center's COVID-19 Fund, and the Elmhurst Hospital Center. From Tuesday, April 14th, through Saturday, April 20th, this online viewing room will host a selection of Saul's most iconic graphic works. At the end of the presentation, all proceeds will be grouped and donated directly to the Brooklyn Hospital Center and the Elmhurst Hospital Center, directly funding medical professionals and their ability to provide life-saving care.
The presentation comprises works produced between 1968 and 1975 — the same period during which Saul produced his most celebrated works, depicting the savage brutality of the Vietnam Era — and these editions testify to the strength of Saul's madcap visual language, which he developed over his fifty-year long career. With two major retrospectives of his work currently on view, at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and Le Delta in Namur, Belgium, the prescience of Saul's riotous vision becomes ever more clear. In conjunction with this presentation, Peter Saul has recorded short descriptions of each work included in the exhibition, which can be heard by clicking on the audio files directly next to images of the works.
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For further information about the Brooklyn Hospital Center, please visit the Brooklyn Hospital Center's website
For further information about the Elmhurst Hospital Center, please visit the Elmhurst Hospital Center's website
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Signed lower right, numbered lower left, PS72-285 on verso
Lithograph on paper
30 x 40 in
76.2 x 101.6 cm
Edition of 50 + 9 AP
Angela Davis, 1972
Angela Davis, 1972
Numbered lower left, signed lower right
Color lithograph on ivory wove paper
37 x 30 in
94 x 76.2 cm
Edition of 100 + 5 AP
Golden Gate Bridge, 1968
Golden Gate Bridge, 1968
Numbered, titled, signed, dated, bottom
Five color lithograph
22 1/4 x 29 3/4 in
56.5 x 75.6 cm
Edition of 50
About the Brooklyn Hospital Center
"The 175-year-old hospital — where Walt Whitman brought peaches and poems to comfort the Civil War wounded and where Anthony Fauci, the White House adviser who is now America’s most famous doctor, was born — is scaling up, as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has required all New York hospitals to do. The city, now the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States, had reported more than 20,000 confirmed infections and 280 deaths as of late Wednesday [March 25th, 2020].
Licensed to treat 464 patients, the Brooklyn medical center typically has only enough staff and beds to handle 250 to 300. It is planning to increase that number by half if needed, but it may have to double it."
– The New York Times, March 26, 2020
Gifts to the Brooklyn Hospital Foundation’s COVID-19 Fund will support nurses, physicians, residents and support staff working on the front lines to care for patients who desperately need our help.
The Brooklyn Hospital Center is an independent community hospital that serves some of Brooklyn’s neediest families. This means that our hospital already operates on a razor-thin margin. We are committed to serving our community and all of those impacted by COVID-19. However, the current crisis has placed tremendous strain on our limited resources.
Gifts to this campaign will help offset the cost of staff hours, screening services and will help us purchase critically needed supplies, such as N95 masks, surgical masks, gloves, face shields and other important personal protective equipment (PPE).
About the Elmhurst Hospital Center
"Elmhurst is at the center of this crisis, and it’s the number one priority of our public hospital system right now,” the city’s public hospital system’s statement said. “The front line staff are going above and beyond in this crisis, and we continue surging supplies and personnel to this critical facility to keep pace with the crisis.
Elmhurst Hospital Center opened in 1832 and moved to its current Queens location in 1957, making it one of the oldest hospitals in New York City.
Queens accounts for 32 percent of New York City’s confirmed coronavirus cases, more than any other borough and far more than its share of the city’s population. It also has fewer hospitals. Elmhurst is one of three major hospitals serving a large population and is centrally located, which in part explains why it is busy in normal times and even busier now."
– The New York Times, March 25, 2020
The proceeds generated from this online exhibition will be donated directly to the Elmhust Hospital Center to support their medical staff, and purchase much needed personal protective equipment (PPE).