Alfonso Ossorio

Filipino-American, 1916–1990

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Alfonso Ossorio synthesized Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Art Brut styles over the course of his career. His early works were inspired by Surrealism, although he created these paintings by pouring oil and enamel paint onto canvas—a …

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Sans titre, 1901-1985
Sold on Dec 5, 2020
€75,000
US$91,222
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Work on Paper
oil and wax on paper laid down on pannel
79.6 x 60 cm
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€75,000
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Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
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Alfonso Ossorio (1901-1985) Sans titre signé 'OSSORIO' (au dos) huile et cire sur papier marouflé sur panneau 79.6 x 60 cm. Réalisé en 1950. signed 'OSSORIO' (on the reverse) oil and wax on paper laid down on pannel 31 3/8 x 8 ½ in. Executed in 1950.
Sans titre, 1901-1985
oil and wax on paper laid down on pannel
Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
€75,000
US$91,222
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Work on Paper
79.6 x 60 cm
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Dec 5, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
€75,000
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Alfonso Ossorio (1901-1985) Sans titre signé 'OSSORIO' (au dos) huile et cire sur papier marouflé sur panneau 79.6 x 60 cm. Réalisé en 1950. signed 'OSSORIO' (on the reverse) oil and wax on paper laid down on pannel 31 3/8 x 8 ½ in. Executed in 1950.
The Funeral! (Family Plot!), 1950
Sold on Dec 3, 2020
HK$875,000
US$112,876
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Work on Paper
watercolour, chalk, pen and encaustic on cardboard
77.2 x 55.4 cm
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HK$875,000
Auction Sale
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
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signed with the artist’s monogram (middle left); titled, dated and inscribed ‘The Funeral (Family Plot!) 1950 P.I. C50.174’, signed with the artist’s monogram (on the reverse) watercolour, chalk, pen and encaustic on cardboard 55.4 x 77.2 cm. (21 3/4 x 30 3/8 in.) Painted in 1950 (2)
The Funeral! (Family Plot!), 1950
watercolour, chalk, pen and encaustic on cardboard
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
HK$875,000
US$112,876
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Work on Paper
77.2 x 55.4 cm
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Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
HK$875,000
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signed with the artist’s monogram (middle left); titled, dated and inscribed ‘The Funeral (Family Plot!) 1950 P.I. C50.174’, signed with the artist’s monogram (on the reverse) watercolour, chalk, pen and encaustic on cardboard 55.4 x 77.2 cm. (21 3/4 x 30 3/8 in.) Painted in 1950 (2)
Untitled, 1901-1985
Sold on Oct 7, 2020
US$100,000
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Work on Paper
watercolor, ink and wax on paper
76.8 x 57.5 cm
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US$100,000
Auction Sale
Oct 7, 2020
Christie's
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Alfonso Ossorio (1901-1985) Untitled watercolor, ink and wax on paper 30 ¼ x 22 5/8 in. (76.8 x 57.5 cm.) Executed in 1950.
Untitled, 1901-1985
watercolor, ink and wax on paper
Oct 7, 2020
Christie's
US$100,000
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Work on Paper
76.8 x 57.5 cm
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Oct 7, 2020
Christie's
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US$100,000
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Alfonso Ossorio (1901-1985) Untitled watercolor, ink and wax on paper 30 ¼ x 22 5/8 in. (76.8 x 57.5 cm.) Executed in 1950.
The Accusation, 1901-1985
Sold on Jul 10, 2020
US$362,500
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Painting
oil on canvas
73.3 x 100.3 cm
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US$362,500
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Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
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Alfonso Ossorio (1901-1985) The Accusation oil on canvas 28 7/8 x 39 ½ in. (73.3 x 100.3 cm.) Painted in 1951.
The Accusation, 1901-1985
oil on canvas
Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
US$362,500
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73.3 x 100.3 cm
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Jul 10, 2020
Christie's
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US$362,500
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Alfonso Ossorio (1901-1985) The Accusation oil on canvas 28 7/8 x 39 ½ in. (73.3 x 100.3 cm.) Painted in 1951.
Green Woman, 1951
Sold on Nov 24, 2019
HK$812,500
US$104,361
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Work on Paper
mixed media on paper
73.4 x 56 cm
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HK$812,500
Auction Sale
Nov 24, 2019
Christie's
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ALFONSO OSSORIO (1916 – 1990) _Green Woman_ signed, dated and inscribed and titled 'GREEN WOMAN Alfonso Ossorio Paris 1951' (on the reverse) mixed media on paper 73.4 x 56 cm. (28 7/8 x 22 in.) Painted in 1951
Green Woman, 1951
mixed media on paper
Nov 24, 2019
Christie's
HK$812,500
US$104,361
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Work on Paper
73.4 x 56 cm
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Nov 24, 2019
Christie's
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HK$812,500
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ALFONSO OSSORIO (1916 – 1990) _Green Woman_ signed, dated and inscribed and titled 'GREEN WOMAN Alfonso Ossorio Paris 1951' (on the reverse) mixed media on paper 73.4 x 56 cm. (28 7/8 x 22 in.) Painted in 1951
On Birds, 1984
Sold on May 16, 2019
US$1,875
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Print
Etching on hand made PWP Fabriano paper
20.0 x 25.0 cm
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US$1,875
Auction Sale
May 16, 2019
Swann
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On Birds, 1984
Etching on hand made PWP Fabriano paper
May 16, 2019
Swann
US$1,875
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20.0 x 25.0 cm
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May 16, 2019
Swann
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US$1,875
Untitled, 1901-1985
Sold on Dec 6, 2018
US$11,875
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Painting
ink on paper in artist's found painted wood and glass frame
58.4 x 46 x 3.8 cm
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US$11,875
Auction Sale
Dec 6, 2018
Christie's
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ALFONSO OSSORIO (1901-1985) _Untitled_ signed, dedicated and dated 'For Rhoda with many thanks from Alfonso SIGNA MCMLVII' (on the reverse) ink on paper in artist's found painted wood and glass frame overall: 23 x 18 1/8 x 1 ½ in. (58.4 x 46 x 3.8 cm.) Executed in 1957.
Untitled, 1901-1985
ink on paper in artist's found painted wood and glass frame
Dec 6, 2018
Christie's
US$11,875
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Painting
58.4 x 46 x 3.8 cm
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Dec 6, 2018
Christie's
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US$11,875
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ALFONSO OSSORIO (1901-1985) _Untitled_ signed, dedicated and dated 'For Rhoda with many thanks from Alfonso SIGNA MCMLVII' (on the reverse) ink on paper in artist's found painted wood and glass frame overall: 23 x 18 1/8 x 1 ½ in. (58.4 x 46 x 3.8 cm.) Executed in 1957.
Untitled (sidrach, Misach And Abednego), 1962
Sold on Nov 15, 2018
US$125,000
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Painting
Mixed-media on panel
76.6 x 45.8 cm
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US$125,000
Auction Sale
Nov 15, 2018
Swann
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Untitled (sidrach, Misach And Abednego), 1962
Mixed-media on panel
Nov 15, 2018
Swann
US$125,000
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76.6 x 45.8 cm
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Nov 15, 2018
Swann
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US$125,000
BLACK & WHITE WATCHER, 1962
Sold on Sep 27, 2018
€32,500
US$37,817
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paintings
21.0 x 46.0 cm
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€32,500
Auction Sale
Sep 27, 2018
Sotheby's
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BLACK & WHITE WATCHER, 1962
paintings
Sep 27, 2018
Sotheby's
€32,500
US$37,817
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21.0 x 46.0 cm
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Sep 27, 2018
Sotheby's
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€32,500
FAT & THIN, 1962
Sold on Sep 27, 2018
€87,500
US$101,815
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paintings
50.0 x 67.0 cm
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€87,500
Auction Sale
Sep 27, 2018
Sotheby's
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FAT & THIN, 1962
paintings
Sep 27, 2018
Sotheby's
€87,500
US$101,815
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50.0 x 67.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Sep 27, 2018
Sotheby's
Realized Price
€87,500