Tuesday, April 03, 2007

"Sestina" (2002) by David Salle

"Sestina" (2002) by David Salle. 81" by 84 1/2". Oil/linen. Courtesy Mary Boone Gallery

David Salle (born 1952) is an American painter and leading contemporary figurative artist. His work first came to public attention in New York in the early 1980s. His paintings comprised what appeared to be randomly juxtaposed images, or images painted on top of each other with deliberately ham-fisted paint handling. His subject matter tended toward the popular, the gratuitous, and the pornographic, and was combined in ways that appeared deliberately incomprehensible. His work was called "cynical", "calculating", and "cold". (source)

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