David Salle, ‘Still Life with Vortex’, 2006, Phillips

Signature: signed, titled, dedicated and dated 'With love David Salle 2006 "Still Life with Vortex"' on the reverse

Turin, Galleria In Arco, Life is a Vortex, November 2006

Eretica The Transcendent and the Profane in Contemporary Art, exh. cat., Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Palermo, 2006

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

About David Salle

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.

American, b. 1952, Norman, Oklahoma, based in Brooklyn, New York