David Salle, ‘Untitled (And)’, 1995, Doyle
David Salle, ‘Untitled (And)’, 1995, Doyle

Framed: 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches.

Culled from a series of word paintings over lithographs, this untitled work (“And”) is a fragment of text from the great novelist Herman Melville. —Courtesy of Doyle

Signature: Signed DS and dated 95 (lr)

Image rights: Courtesy of Doyle

ACRIA, New York

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