David Salle

born 1952

David Salle, ‘Satori Three Inches within Your Heart’ 1988
Satori Three Inches within Your Heart 1988
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David Salle (born 1952) is an American painter, printmaker, photographer, and stage designer. Salle was born in Norman, Oklahoma and now lives and works in Sagaponack, 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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