David Salle (born September 28, 1952; last name pronounced "Sally") is a Pictures Generation American painter, printmaker, photographer, and stage designer. Salle was born in Norman, Oklahoma, and lives and works in East Hampton, New York. He earned a BFA and MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California, where he studied with John Baldessari. Salle’s work first came to public attention in New York in the early 1980s.
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'A good painting', says the American artist, 'has immediate impact, but rewards a longer viewing time'.
New spirit painting is a term which refers to the resurgence of expressionist painting around 1980