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Salle's large-scale painting combines abstract and figurative elements typical for the artist. He often integrates figures from popular culture references, such as magazine articles or photographs, into his abstract landscapes. In this painting, a woman in orange outline, who appears to be taking a photograph of the viewer with the aid of a camera, can be seen among the swaths of colour, some of which resemble trees. The female figure is reminiscent of a cartoon character and thus represents one of those typical quotes by Salle.
The American artist David Salle is considered an important representative of postmodern art and is known primarily for his large-format paintings, but has also worked with photography, video and collages. Many of his works can be assigned to appropriation art – here you can often find quotes from art and popular culture. The mixture of classical compositions and formless and non-contextual motifs are a typical stylistic device of the postmodern artist.
This work is in excellent condition with no discernible condition issues. Detailed condition report available upon request.