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Details: New York School EARLY SALVATORE GRIPPI OIL PAINTING 1955 Artist Signed Figurative Abstract Expressionist Original Artwork Unique Ithaca NY Art Decorative

This figurative abstract expressionist oil painting on canvas is signed by its creator, noted New York School artist Salvatore Grippi. The piece, dated 1955, is one of Grippi's earlier works and comes on an unstretched canvas.

The painting measures approximately 63" x 42".

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 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.

Please attend our live sale to view this painting and other interesting artwork in person.
Condition / Notes: This piece shows nicely displaying only a typical range of age and wear indications.

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New York School EARLY SALVATORE GRIPPI OIL PAINTING

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Feb 11, 2018
Freeville, NY, USA