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Details: Ink On Paper EARLY SALVATORE GRIPPI FIGURATIVE ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST Artist Signed Original Artwork New York School Decorative Art

This figurative abstract expressionist ink work on paper is signed by its creator, noted New York School artist Salvatore Grippi. Though undated, the piece is similar in style and form to many of Grippi's earliest works.

The piece measures approximately 19" x 24".

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.

Please attend our live sale to view this piece and other interesting artwork in person.

Condition / Notes: This piece shows nicely displaying only a typical range of age and wear indications. Some minor creasing is visible on the edges though the image itself is 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: $14.00

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Estimate $100 - $250Feb 25, 2018