woman with long red hair leaning forward on her elbows on a maroon surface, holding a scissors with orange handles in her PR hand and resting her PL hand on the side of her head; background is magenta; grey linear drawings of people superimposed over portrait of woman

%C2%A9 David Salle %2F Artists Rights Society %28ARS%29%2C New York

Portrait with Scissors and Nightclub, 1988

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Gift of Douglas Flandersexpand_more  2018.93.1

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This layered image in which we see both a close-up of a woman holding a pair of scissors and a broader view of a bar interior is typical of the compositions of David Salle. The double-exposure effect prompts us to contend with two reactions at once—one to a confrontational image and one to an image where we have to tease out the subject and any narrative. Salle made this color woodcut in conjunction with a team of Japanese woodcut craftsmen who were brought together in 1982 by publisher Crown Point Press for the purpose of collaborating with artists from the Western tradition.

Details
Title
Portrait with Scissors and Nightclub
Artist Life
born 1952
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.93.1
Provenance
Crown Point Press, San Francisco, California. (Douglas Flanders & Associates,Minneapolis)
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woman with long red hair leaning forward on her elbows on a maroon surface, holding a scissors with orange handles in her PR hand and resting her PL hand on the side of her head; background is magenta; grey linear drawings of people superimposed over portrait of woman

© David Salle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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