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Details: Expressionist Colored Pencil SALVATORE GRIPPI MIXED-MEDIA DRAWING 1978 Artist Signed Decorative Original New York School Artwork Ithaca NY Unique Art

This mixed-media colored pencil expressionist piece is signed by its creator, noted New York School artist Salvatore Grippi, and dated 1978. The piece was produced by pasting layered drawings onto the paper to add depth to the work.

The drawing measures approximately 23" x 28.5".

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 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 drawing and other interesting artwork in person.
Condition / Notes: This piece shows nicely displaying only a typical range of age and wear indications. One of the attached pieces attached to the paper has come loose, though it remains intact and whole. The remnants of tape are visible on the top edge of the piece though the drawing itself remains unaffected.

The stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $46.00

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Expressionist Colored Pencil SALVATORE GRIPPI

Estimate $250 - $500Feb 11, 2018
The Galleries at Worth Asset Brokerage
2085 Dryden Rd
Freeville, NY 13068
United States
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