David Salle

American, b. 1952

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David Salle

American, b. 1952

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Neo-expressionist painter David Salle gained prominence in the 1980s as a leader in the return to figuration, along with contemporaries Julian Schnabel, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. He is well known for his large-scale canvases featuring a sparse, seemingly disjunctive arrangement of elements, often including provocatively posed women and nudes and the use of grisaille. Pairing Pop art's common imagery with Surrealism's private associations, Salle's collage-like paintings often gather widely different moods, styles, and sources within one work.

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and 4 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
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Tate, and 3 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more
Biography

Neo-expressionist painter David Salle gained prominence in the 1980s as a leader in the return to figuration, along with contemporaries Julian Schnabel, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. He is well known for his large-scale canvases featuring a sparse, seemingly disjunctive arrangement of elements, often including provocatively posed women and nudes and the use of grisaille. Pairing Pop art's common imagery with Surrealism's private associations, Salle's collage-like paintings often gather widely different moods, styles, and sources within one work.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and 4 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 2 more
Articles Featuring David Salle
What Sold at Art Basel in Miami Beach
Dec 9th, 2019
The Bad Boy Artists of the 1980s Owe a Debt to Their Feminist Predecessors
Mar 1st, 2019
After 30 Years of Scrutiny, David Salle’s Paintings Still Confound
Apr 26th, 2018
The California Artists Who Made Conceptual Art Funny
Jan 19th, 2018
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