Salvatore Scarpitta

American, 1919–2007

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A major figure in the avant-garde art worlds of 1950s Rome and New York, Salvatore Scarpitta produced a diverse body of work that includes three-dimensional wrapped or “bandaged” canvases and functioning racing cars that were used on a track in …

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
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High auction record
£2.5m, Sotheby's, 2019
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Wallendas, 1963
Sold on Nov 16, 2021
€237,500
US$269,966
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Sculpture
straps, rope, lined cardboard tubes, enamel and resin on canvas
184.0 x 233.0 x 9.5 cm
Estimate
Realized Price
€237,500
Auction Sale
Nov 16, 2021
Christie's
Wallendas, 1963
straps, rope, lined cardboard tubes, enamel and resin on canvas
Nov 16, 2021
Christie's
€237,500
US$269,966
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Sculpture
184.0 x 233.0 x 9.5 cm
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Auction Sale
Nov 16, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
€237,500
Untitled, 1958
Sold on Nov 11, 2021
US$2,790,000
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59% est
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Sculpture
bandages and mixed media
145.1 x 171.5 x 7.6 cm
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Realized Price
US$2,790,000
Auction Sale
Nov 11, 2021
Christie's
Untitled, 1958
bandages and mixed media
Nov 11, 2021
Christie's
US$2,790,000
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Sculpture
145.1 x 171.5 x 7.6 cm
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Auction Sale
Nov 11, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
US$2,790,000
Gonippo, 1959
Sold on Jun 30, 2021
£375,000
US$519,013
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Painting
bandages and mixed media on canvas
63.5 x 54.61 cm
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Realized Price
£375,000
Auction Sale
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
Gonippo, 1959
bandages and mixed media on canvas
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
£375,000
US$519,013
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Painting
63.5 x 54.61 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
£375,000
Runner arriving《跑手即將衝線》, 1960
Sold on Jun 29, 2021
£765,200
US$1,061,995
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Painting
bandages and mixed media on canvas
73.0 x 84.0 cm
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Realized Price
£765,200
Auction Sale
Jun 29, 2021
Sotheby's
Runner arriving《跑手即將衝線》, 1960
bandages and mixed media on canvas
Jun 29, 2021
Sotheby's
£765,200
US$1,061,995
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Painting
73.0 x 84.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 29, 2021
Sotheby's
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£765,200
Senza titolo, 1957
Sold on Jun 11, 2021
€17,000
US$20,694
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Painting
Oil and mixed media on canvas
60.5 x 45.8 cm
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Realized Price
€17,000
Auction Sale
Jun 11, 2021
Farsettiarte
Senza titolo, 1957
Oil and mixed media on canvas
Jun 11, 2021
Farsettiarte
€17,000
US$20,694
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Painting
60.5 x 45.8 cm
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Jun 11, 2021
Farsettiarte
Realized Price
€17,000
Reversible Jacklight, 1989
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
US$378
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Print
Wood and felt multiple, canvas overall: 440 by 740 mm 17 ⅜ by 29 ⅛ in
12.7 x 34.61 cm
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Realized Price
US$378
Auction Sale
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
Reversible Jacklight, 1989
Wood and felt multiple, canvas overall: 440 by 740 mm 17 ⅜ by 29 ⅛ in
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
US$378
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Print
12.7 x 34.61 cm
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Auction Sale
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
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US$378
Anche noi siamo America, 1951
Sold on Nov 25, 2020
€62,800
US$74,718
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Painting
oil on canvas
200.0 x 165.0 cm
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Realized Price
€62,800
Auction Sale
Nov 25, 2020
Dorotheum
Anche noi siamo America, 1951
oil on canvas
Nov 25, 2020
Dorotheum
€62,800
US$74,718
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Painting
200.0 x 165.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Nov 25, 2020
Dorotheum
Realized Price
€62,800
THE CORN QUEEN, 1959
Sold on Feb 11, 2020
£1,575,000
US$2,034,271
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Painting
bandages and mixed media on canvas
76.0 x 120.5 cm
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Realized Price
£1,575,000
Auction Sale
Feb 11, 2020
Sotheby's
THE CORN QUEEN, 1959
bandages and mixed media on canvas
Feb 11, 2020
Sotheby's
£1,575,000
US$2,034,271
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Painting
76.0 x 120.5 cm
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Feb 11, 2020
Sotheby's
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£1,575,000
In tolda, 1919-2007
Sold on Oct 4, 2019
£911,250
US$1,123,571
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Painting
bandages and mixed media
55.3 x 70.2cm
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Realized Price
£911,250
Auction Sale
Oct 4, 2019
Christie's
In tolda, 1919-2007
bandages and mixed media
Oct 4, 2019
Christie's
£911,250
US$1,123,571
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Painting
55.3 x 70.2cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 4, 2019
Christie's
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£911,250
HOUSING DEVELOPED, 1960
Sold on Oct 3, 2019
£2,535,000
US$3,119,113
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Painting
bandages and mixed media on canvas
87.0 x 121.0 cm
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Realized Price
£2,535,000
Auction Sale
Oct 3, 2019
Sotheby's
HOUSING DEVELOPED, 1960
bandages and mixed media on canvas
Oct 3, 2019
Sotheby's
£2,535,000
US$3,119,113
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Painting
87.0 x 121.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 3, 2019
Sotheby's
Realized Price
£2,535,000