American, b.1952. David Salle is a contemporary painter, printmaker, and photographer popularly included in the Neo-Expressionist movement. Salle is best known for his overlapping and self proclaimed “uncomplicated” method of collage, where by using a combination of symbols, photographs, drawings, and found objects, he creates a reductive and overall equivalence to the meaning of each component included in the composition. Much like Robert Rauschenberg before him, this re-contextualization of imagery does not create a hierarchy of visuals, rather a level ground - where a cartoon and a masterwork simply share the same level of stature. David Salle was taught by and worked with John Baldessari from 1973 to 1975 at the California Institute of the Arts. David Salle's paintings can be found in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., among others.