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Details: Still-Life Painting ORIGINAL SALVATORE GRIPPI POP-EXPRESSIONIST OIL ON CANVAS 1969 Artist Signed/Inscribed New York School Modern Fine Art Decorative

This pop-expressionist still-life oil painting on canvas is signed by its creator, noted New York School artist Salvatore Grippi, and dated 1969. The back stretcher bar features a brief inscription in which Grippi dedicates the painting to his wife Rosalind.

The piece measures approximately 60.25" x 60.25".

Worth Auctions is pleased to offer a number of rare works by Salvatore Grippi, an important New York School painter who worked and exhibited alongside the likes of de Kooning, Nevelson, and Kline during the heyday of the Abstract Expressionist movement 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 proud to offer 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.

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Condition / Notes: This painting shows nicely despite lacking 2 side sections of its wooden frame. There is a very slight marking on the upper left corner.

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Estimate $750 - $1,500Feb 25, 2018
Freeville, NY, USA