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David Salle

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Birthplace
Norman, Oklahoma

Birth year
1952

Lives in
Brooklyn, New York

Works in
Brooklyn, New York

Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2014 Absent Friends
Monya Rowe Gallery
 
Oct, 2014 New Additions to the Guild Hall Museum Permanent Collection 2010-2014
Guild Hall
 
Statement

David Salle is an American painter who helped define the post-modern sensibility by combining figuration with an extremely varied pictorial language. His paintings comprise what appeared to be randomly juxtaposed images, or images painted on top of each other with deliberately ham-fisted paint handling.

Major exhibitions of his work have taken place at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Castello di Rivoli (Torino, Italy), and the Guggenheim Bilbao. In March 2009 a group of fifteen paintings were shown at the Kestnergesellschaft Museum in Hannover, Germany. That same year Salle's work was also featured in an exhibition titled "The Pictures Generation" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, in which his work was shown amongst a number if his contemporaries.

Salle has also turned his hand to set and costume design, and to directing mainstream cinema. In 1986 Salle received a Guggenheim fellowship for theater design, and in 1995 he directed the feature film, Search and Destroy, starring Griffin Dunne and Christopher Walken.

Recent Exhibits

David Salle participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2014 FIERCE CREATIVITY curated by Chuck Close and Jessica Craig-Martin
Pace Gallery - 57th St.
 
Apr, 2014 Solo Exhibition
Maureen Paley
 
Feb, 2014 Back in Time: Post-War to Post-Modern
New Gallery on Old Bailey
 
Nov, 2013 Ghost Paintings
Skarstedt Gallery - Upper East Side
 
Nov, 2013 Galen at The Galen
Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
 
Sep, 2013 Fit to Print: Contemporary American Graphics from the Collection
DAUM MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
 
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