DAVID SALLE | HARMLESS GRIFT
DAVID SALLE | HARMLESS GRIFT
DAVID SALLE | HARMLESS GRIFT
DAVID SALLE | HARMLESS GRIFT
DAVID SALLE | HARMLESS GRIFT
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DAVID SALLE | HARMLESS GRIFT

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD

DAVID SALLE | HARMLESS GRIFT

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot Sold:40,000USD

Lot Details

Description

DAVID SALLE

b.1952

HARMLESS GRIFT


signed, titled and dated 2008 on the reverse

oil on canvas

Canvas: 40⅛ by 40⅛ in. (101.8 by 101.8 cm.)

Framed: 42 by 42 in. (106.6 by 106.6 cm.)


PROVENANCE

Studio D’Arte Raffaelli, Trento

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Condition Report

This work is in excellent condition overall. Under ultraviolet light, there is no evidence of restoration.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Studio D’Arte Raffaelli, Trento

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

David Salle is a multimedia artist best known for his paintings, though he also produces prints and photographs. Gaining attention in the early 1980s, Salle’s neo-expressionist works stress a return to figuration prominent also among his contemporaries Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Francesco Clemente. Using various sources, the artist produces collage-like large-scale canvases combining a Pop Art vocabulary with surrealistic metaphor to lay out colorful compositions in an uncomplicated style. Mixing themes and images that are attributed meaning by way of the larger structure Salle constructs to tie them together, his work can be seen as representative of the onslaught of media culture in our modern world.


David Salle’s work is featured in the permanent collections of distinguished museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Tate Modern and The Art Institute of Chicago, amongst others.

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Online bidding closed18 Jul 2019 | 07:30 PM GMT