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Untitled, from Antologia del Campiello, 1970

Lithograph, on wove paper, with full margins
9 9/10 × 14 in
25.1 × 35.6 cm
Edition 12/66
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
P
Phillips

Works on Paper from the Schulhof Collection

Image: 6 x 9 3/4 in. (15.2 x 24.8 cm)
Sheet: 9 7/8 x 14 …

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Works on Paper from the Schulhof Collection

Image: 6 x 9 3/4 in. (15.2 x 24.8 cm)
Sheet: 9 7/8 x 14 in. (25.1 x 35.6 cm)
Unframed

Signature
Signed and numbered 12/66 in pencil
Publisher
Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice
Afro (Afro Basaldella)
Italian, 1912–1976
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The Italian painter Afro Basaldella, known simply as Afro, is best known for his calligraphic, abstract work from the 1950s. As a wave of painting called Art Informel (“formless” art, named for loose shapes and compositions lacking a central focal point) swept Europe and regional circles of modern artists proliferated, Afro joined the short-lived painters circle Gruppo degli otto (“group of eight”). Over the course of this decade, he exhibited in New York, struck up a friendship with Willem de Kooning, and drew influence from the bold style and energetic brushwork of other Abstract Expressionists. Afro’s late works are characterized by flattened geometric forms, a stark contrast to his earlier gestural paintings. Early in his career he was affiliated with the “Scuola Romano” (“school of Rome”), a group of Italian Expressionist artists active in Rome before World War II.

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About the work
P
Phillips

Works on Paper from the Schulhof Collection

Image: 6 x 9 3/4 in. (15.2 x 24.8 cm)
Sheet: 9 7/8 x 14 …

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Works on Paper from the Schulhof Collection

Image: 6 x 9 3/4 in. (15.2 x 24.8 cm)
Sheet: 9 7/8 x 14 in. (25.1 x 35.6 cm)
Unframed

Signature
Signed and numbered 12/66 in pencil
Publisher
Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice
Afro (Afro Basaldella)
Italian, 1912–1976
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The Italian painter Afro Basaldella, known simply as Afro, is best known for his calligraphic, abstract work from the 1950s. As a wave of painting called Art Informel (“formless” art, named for loose shapes and compositions lacking a central focal point) swept Europe and regional circles of modern artists proliferated, Afro joined the short-lived painters circle Gruppo degli otto (“group of eight”). Over the course of this decade, he exhibited in New York, struck up a friendship with Willem de Kooning, and drew influence from the bold style and energetic brushwork of other Abstract Expressionists. Afro’s late works are characterized by flattened geometric forms, a stark contrast to his earlier gestural paintings. Early in his career he was affiliated with the “Scuola Romano” (“school of Rome”), a group of Italian Expressionist artists active in Rome before World War II.

Untitled, from Antologia del Campiello, 1970

Lithograph, on wove paper, with full margins
9 9/10 × 14 in
25.1 × 35.6 cm
Edition 12/66
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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