David Salle

<b>Then: </b>Art world superstar for his postmodern blend of high and low art. "People who agree on nothing else have been unified in loathing the young painter from Kansas." (Art in America, 1984) "With (Julian) Schnabel, Salle returned art to an expressive figurative painting style that hadn't been seen at all in the '70s, and that return gave off the feeling then that there was a real sea change going on." (Lynne Warren, MCA curator)
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Now: </b>"Moved into less and less of what he was known for." (Warren) Dabbled in stage/costume design; directed the 1995 Christopher Walken film "Search and Destroy" "I haven't thought about (influence) in my case much. But I used to see things from time to time and I'd think to myself I might have done that." (Salle)
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Then: Art world superstar for his postmodern blend of high and low art. "People who agree on nothing else have been unified in loathing the young painter from Kansas." (Art in America, 1984) "With (Julian) Schnabel, Salle returned art to an expressive figurative painting style that hadn't been seen at all in the '70s, and that return gave off the feeling then that there was a real sea change going on." (Lynne Warren, MCA curator)

Now: "Moved into less and less of what he was known for." (Warren) Dabbled in stage/costume design; directed the 1995 Christopher Walken film "Search and Destroy" "I haven't thought about (influence) in my case much. But I used to see things from time to time and I'd think to myself I might have done that." (Salle)

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