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Freeville, NY, United States
DoneSun, Jan 7, 2018 4:00 PM GMT

Grippi, Artwork, Prints, Ephemera, Antiques

This catalog features a broad variety of items. Featured is an array of artwork and works on paper, including our second session from the estate of Salvatore Grippi. Among the varied types of items are antique maps, mixed media artwork, rare lithographs and prints, ephemera, antique photographs and much more. Featured in this sale are a number of rare early works by the important New York School artist Salvatore Grippi (1921-2017), who worked and exhibited alongside the likes of de Kooning, Nevelson, and Baziotes during the heydey of Abstract Expressionism. In 1968, Grippi established the art department at Ithaca College, where he taught until 1991. In 2011, he was honored with a solo retrospective at Cornell University?s Johnson Museum of Art, marking the last time until now that a substantial body of his work has been on public view in his hometown. The sale showcases several large canvases, a variety of works on paper. Additional paintings, rare prints and posters, both antique and modern, have been cataloged and present the works of noted artists. The broad range of collectibles and estate items promises something for everyone. Highlighting this catalog is a number of mixed ephemera lots and antique maps. Collectibles include an antique magic lantern projector with slides, tobacciana, African masks, antique postcards, a Victrola with records, and much more.