David Salle - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Mary Boone Gallery, New York
    Baldwin Gallery, Aspen
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in May 2007

  • Exhibited

    New York, Mary Boone Gallery, David Salle: The Vortex Paintings, November 5 - December 17, 2005, p. 30 (illustrated, p. 9)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “In his new Vortex paintings, each picture has at its heart a whirling tornado that sucks the eye into nothingness, set against wallpaper-like backdrops of appropriated imagery, and objects like shells, baseballs, dessert plates and airplanes flying out towards the viewer. Using both painting and collage techniques, these large works merge figuration and abstraction. In these paintings Mr. Salle plumbs new depths of kitsch and scales new heights of painterly finesse. His touch and vision have a cold, macabre meticulousness to rival Dalí who shared a similar passion for anamorphy and other tricks and quirks of perception. Mr. Salle dispatches his fast, gooey, distortive swirls with a slick precision.” - Jeffrey Deitch, David Salle: The Vortex Paintings, exh. cat., Mary Boone Gallery, New York, 2005


Swirl with Blue Torso

signed, titled and dated "David Salle 2004 "Swirl with Blue Torso"" on the reverse
oil on canvas
66 x 96 in. (167.6 x 243.8 cm.)
Painted in 2004.

$70,000 - 100,000 

Sold for $106,250

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 May | On View at 450 Park Avenue