You Can Buy Art Star David Salle’s Fabulous Fort Greene Pad—for $13 Million

It's a home for the very hip...and rich.

Artist David Salle's home in Brooklyn, New York City.
Artist David Salle's home in Brooklyn, New York City.
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David Salle
Photo by Robert Wright. Image: Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Contemporary artist David Salle first rose to prominence amid the go-go 1980s art market with a colorful style that juxtaposes historic and contemporary imagery with boldly rendered symbols. His market and career have been going strong ever since, with the artist having embraced photography and set design along the way.

Coming this summer, the Parrish Art Museum in eastern Long Island will debut a hotly-anticipated show, “Unfinished Business: Paintings from the 1970s and 1980s by Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, and David Salle,” which debuts July 16.

An interior of the townhome and studio of artist David Salle in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Photo by Evan Joseph. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

An interior of the townhome and studio of artist David Salle in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Photo by Evan Joseph. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

For loyal fans of the artist—or if you just happen to be wealthy and relatively hip—you can now own a piece of the art star’s storied history for a cool $13 million. Salle’s sprawling Fort Greene residence—comprised of a three-story red brick and terra-cotta schoolhouse and a four-story townhouse with a modern facade—is currently back on the market. The terra-cotta structure also had a past life as a Masonic Lodge, according to a previous spread on the building in the New York Times.

Photo by Evan Joseph. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

Photo by Evan Joseph. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

The property had been listed in 2012 for an asking price of $10 million but was taken off the market for “various reasons,” according to a spokesperson for Douglas Elliman, which holds the listing via Patty LaRocco. In the years since, its obvious that the Brooklyn real estate market has gone nowhere but up, judging from the  30 percent hike in the asking price.

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Photo by Evan Joseph. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

The house, located on Hanson Place, is blocks away from the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Barclays Center.

An interior of the townhome and studio of artist David Salle in Brooklyn, New York City.

Photo by Evan Joseph. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

According to the Elliman listing, the entire residence boasts over 10,550 square feet of “impeccably-designed living space.”

An interior of the townhome and studio of artist David Salle in Brooklyn, New York City.

An interior of the townhome and studio of artist David Salle in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Photo by Evan Joseph. Courtesy of Douglas Elliman.


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