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Details: Artist Signed Dated EARLY SALVATORE GRIPPI 1950 Figurative Abstract Expressionist New York School Oil Painting On Board Decorative Collectible Original

This figurative abstract expressionist oil painting on board is signed by its creator, noted New York School artist Salvatore Grippi, and dated 1950. The painting is one of Grippi's earlier works.

The piece measures approximately 40.5" x 31.75".

Worth Auctions is pleased to be offering a number of rare works by the important New York School painter Salvatore Grippi, who worked and exhibited alongside the likes of de Kooning, Nevelson, and Kline during the heyday of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s. 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. This was the last time that Grippi's work was displayed in his hometown - until now. Worth Auctions is pleased and proud to be offering Grippi’s works to the public. He was a significant figure in postwar abstraction and his work from this period has graced the walls of MoMA, the Whitney, and the Met but has seldom appeared at auction. It's fitting that these pieces are being shown and sold here in Ithaca, where Grippi taught and maintained a studio for most of his career, while also being visible to collectors all over the world.

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Condition / Notes: This piece shows boldly despite exhibiting some minor indications of age and wear. It appears this piece was once framed causing some rubbing on the edges. There seem to be some light moisture markings visible on parts of the painting.

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Artist Signed Dated EARLY SALVATORE GRIPPI 1950

Estimate $500 - $1,000Jan 28, 2018
Freeville, NY, USA