Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Freeville, NY, United States
DoneSun, Mar 11, 2018 3:00 PM GMT
Grippi, Artwork, Yuan & Sui Dynasties, Birds
This catalog features a variety of items and artwork, with the bulk of the catalog focused on our next session from the estate of Salvatore Grippi. In addition to numerous finished paintings, many lots offer works on paper, studies and assorted items from the artist’s studio will also be sold. 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 and a variety of works on paper. Other lots in the catalog present a varied array of antiques and collectibles. Of particular note is a collection Chinese ceramic works from the Yuan, Sui, Ming and other dynasties. A group of Victorian mounted exotic birds will be sold along with mid-19th century ornithological illustrations. Additional interesting items include a set of Bradley & Hubbard bookends, an antique microscope and an assortment of artwork and prints.