David Salle

Self-ironing Pants and Other Paintings

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Self-ironing Pants and Other Paintings

Self-ironing Pants and Other Paintings


Press release

In this new series of visually striking paintings, David Salle juxtaposes heterogeneous images while creating disruptions between black and white areas and bold colour tones. Appropriating cartoons from the 1930s and 1950s New Yorker magazines and playing with narrative expectations, Salle impulses a strong humorous element in these new works. The paintings often put on display opposite ideas. Through these contrasts, Salle challenges the viewer’s own sense of spatial awareness.