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David Salle   Masterpiece

What is a masterpiece? From his New York studio the renowned artist David Salle discusses his understanding of a masterpiece.

David Salle (b 1952) is an American painter and printmaker who helped define postmodern sensibility. Salle was born in Norman, Oklahoma. Norman. He earned a BFA and MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia where he studied with John Baldessari. Salle’s work first came to public attention in New York in the early 1980s.

Major exhibitions of his work have taken place at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Kestnergesellschaft Museum in Hannover, Germany.

Salle's work can be found in the permanent collections of numerous art museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; LACMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; TATE Modern, London among others


CREDITS

David Salle | filmed by Out of Sync | NYC Oct 2014
Interview | Jesper Bundgaard
Camera and edit | Per Henriksen
Producer | Out of Sync
Artworks courtesy | David Salle

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