HIFF 2015 Official Poster Features Artwork from David Salle

This week we unveiled the official poster for the 23rd Annual Hamptons International Film Festival, featuring a dynamic work by American painter, printmaker, and stage designer David Salle.

“We are delighted to have such beautiful new work from David Salle,” said Anne Chaisson, HIFF Executive Director. “He has contributed to the festival in years past, and his work exemplifies a bold creative spirit.”

HIFF 2015 poster

Silver 1 (detail 2014) pigment transfer on linen, 84 x60 inches (213.4×152.4cm)
Art © David Salle/Licensed by Vaga. NY, NY. Reproduction without permission is prohibited.

Every year, HIFF commissions a local artist to create artwork for our official festival poster, using the interplay between art and film to affect the conventions of the film poster form. Each year Michael Lynne, co-founder of New Line Cinema as well as production company Unique Features, and HIFF board member for almost two decades, finds local artists to create artwork for the festival’s posters and contributes to the selection of the art.

He explained, “It is always a special pleasure for me to marry my interest in film with my interest in contemporary art each year, as such wonderful artists create remarkably compelling images for the Hamptons Film Festival poster.”

Born in Norman, Oklahoma, David Salle earned a BFA and MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California, where he studied with John Baldessari. Salle’s work first came to public attention in New York in the early 1980s.

Previous artists have included Cindy Sherman, Donald Sultan, Julian Schnabel, Barbara Kruger, Dan Rizzie, Jim Gingerich, Billy Sullivan, Cecily Brown, Eric Fischl, Bruce Weber and April Gornik.

David Salle’s signed posters will be available for sale during the festival at all merchandise locations.