Details: 2pcs New York School EARLY SALVATORE GRIPPI FIGURATIVE ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST 1953 Ink & Watercolor Original Decorative Artwork Unique Art
Both of these figurative abstract expressionist pieces are signed by their creator, noted New York School artist Salvatore Grippi. The ink and watercolor piece is dated 1953. The other ink piece, though undated, is similar in style and form to many of Grippi's earliest works.
The larger piece measures approximately 11.75" x 8.75" and the smaller piece measures approximately 9.5" x 6.5".
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 Grippiâ€™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 is 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 they are also visible to collectors all over the world.
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Condition / Notes: These pieces show nicely displaying only a typical range of age and wear indications.
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