P77192 Untitled from ‘The Raffael’ 1986
Aquatint with soft-ground, spit-bite and sugar-lift 455 × 604 (18 × 23 3/4) on wove Rives BFK paper 640 × 792 (25 1/4 × 31 1/8); plate-mark 460 × 607 (18 × 23 7/8); printed by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris and published by Maximilian Verlag Sabine Knust, Munich in an edition of 30
Inscribed ‘David Salle 1986’ below image b.r. and ‘3/30’ below image b.l.
Purchased from Maximilian Verlag Sabine Knust, Munich (Grant-in-Aid) 1987
Lit: David Salle: Arbeiten auf Papier. Arbejder pa papir. Works on Paper. 1974–1986, exh. cat., Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund 1986, p.18, nos.106–16, pp.80–1, nos.109–11, repr.
P77192 is a multilayered image depicting two naked figures in a hotel room in Paris. The male figure, who is cropped at the neck by the upper edge of the etching and whose feet and genitals appear at the bottom of the image, is delineated by relatively thick, pale grey lines. The bouquet of flowers in the centre of the image is depicted by slightly darker lines of similar breadth. The female figure, whose head lying on a pillow can be seen plainly at the top of the image and who is shown with her hands on her genitals, is depicted in thin, dark grey and black lines…