David Salle (b. 1952)
signed, titled and dated 'David Salle Cocoon 1995' (on the reverse of the left element)
oil, acrylic and silkscreen ink on three joined canvases
overall: 72 x 96 ½ in. (182.9 x 245 cm.)
Executed in 1995.
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, London, 11 March 2015, lot 218
Skarstedt Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Salzburg, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, The Muse? Transforming the Image of Woman in Contemporary Art, July-August 1995, pp. 132 and 171, no. 74 (illustrated).
London, Skarstedt Gallery, Baselitz, Condo, Kippenberger, Muñoz, Prince, Salle, Trockel, December 2016-January 2017.
“A painting is like bricks and mortar. You don’t speak of the individual bricks in a cement wall. But the juxtaposition of the second image gives us the ability to remove the mortar and speak of the bricks."
— David Salle