Description

    DAVID SALLE (American, b. 1952)
    Untitled, 2004
    Watercolor on paper
    5 x 3 inches (12.7 x 7.6 cm)
    Initialed and dated in pencil lower right: DS 04

    PROVENANCE:
    Private Collection, Chapel Hill, NC

    NOTE:
    David Salle is known for his cinematic approach to painting, with a number of his works relating more to film noir or even pastiche rather than following formal artistic practices. In this exquisite watercolor on paper, Salle is certainly playing homage to the older film studios of the 20's and 30's with a very tightly cropped closeup portrait that has been expertly lighted, much the way a director would light an actress in the golden age of Hollywood, using darker and bolder lines that accentuate all the facial features. This composition is a wonderful example of the dominate role light plays in the majority of this works, masterfully exemplified by Salle's highlighting technique.


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    Framed using an acid free mat float, an acid free outer mat, a wood frame and plexiglass Framed Dimensions 11 X 8.25 Inches

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    23rd Tuesday
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