Cindy Sherman

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As part of the pre-work for Informing Contexts, we were asked to look at Cindy Sherman’s work, and answer 8 questions. I cannot recall exactly when I first saw any of Sherman’s work in a gallery, but it was probably in 1982, when she was 28. Ingrid and I went to most of the shows at the Stedelijk Museum in …

David Salle

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So why should I be fascinated with David Salle’s work? On the one hand, his figurative, painterly (pictorial?) style was a welcome break from conceptual art and minimalism – although he often worked with monochrome fields. Whilst he was influenced by ‘Pop Art’, and in fact used photographs extensively in his work, Salle is not a story-teller. He was  interested in …