David Salle

1952 · United States

Artist biography

David Salle is an established contemporary artist, who was born in the United States. David Salle was born in 1952. Also born in the United States around 1952 and of the same generation are Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, Cindy Sherman and Keith Haring.

Galleries and Exhibitions

David Salle is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries like the United Kingdom, Austria, and Italy. Galleries include Skarstedt Gallery | London, Maureen Paley, and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | London in the United Kingdom. David Salle most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Skarstedt Gallery | London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Musicality and Humour. The exhibition was open from 04 March 2019 until 10 May 2019. David Salle's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Off-Nostalg(h)ia (21 April 2020 - 29 May 2020) at Super Dakota in Brussels and Self-ironing Pants and Other Paintings (24 January 2020 - 28 February 2020) at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Marais in Paris. David Salle's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Musicality and Humour and took place at Skarstedt Gallery | London in the United Kingdom from the 04 March 2019 to 10 May 2019.

David Salle in private collections

David Salle's works can be seen in Clemens Gunzer collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Shahnaz Aghayeva.

Historical Context of United States

The United States has been key in the evolution of modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century, especially in the post war era, when the cultural prominence of New York assumed primacy over Paris, formerly considered as the most important art centre globally. Major art movements developed and fostered in extensive ways throughout the United States include Abstract Expressionism in various forms, Pop Art, including its West and East Coast variations, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, plus a multitude of post-modern echoes of these many types. In the modern and contemporary period, the United States has cultivated a powerful influence upon the international visual culture, due to the hegemony of its economic and political structures. Key examples of important U.S artists of the modern and contemporary period include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for David Salle

Born in 1952, David Salle's creative work was largely inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the leading art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and strengthen the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most essential aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outdoors, initiating early philosophies of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism almost two decades, the genre regained its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The multicultural and sophisticated position that New York city held in the 1960s remained just as influential in the 1970s. With multiple world renowned artists gravitating the galleries and downtown scene, the city once again reinforced its reputation as the artistic heart of the era. The Arte Povera movement, which emerged in Italy, received international acknowledgement in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were critically acclaimed.

David Salle

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