David Salle: ‘Some Pictures From the 80’s’

Artsy Editors
Aug 19, 2013 1:56AM

"A form of large-scale, extra-physical collage, these paintings are oxymoronic — formalist/realist — and they barely hold together, like memory, or maybe life. Their mixtures of motifs, colors, textiles, images and occasionally objects or words imply that anything is fair game. Their shifting techniques of grisaille, monochrome outline and traditional brushwork keep the basic pictorial arts of photography, drawing and painting in play."

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