Chaim Gross, ‘Venice, Italia’, 1949, Alpha 137 Gallery
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Chaim Gross

Venice, Italia, 1949

Watercolor on paper. Hand Signed. Dated. Framed.
15 1/8 × 12 9/16 × 1/2 in
38.4 × 31.9 × 1.3 cm
This is a unique work.
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Alpha 137 Gallery

Unique, poignant mid century modern hand signed watercolor of Venice, Italy by renowned sculptor …

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Condition
In good vintage condition. Two inch imperfection/ bunching/paper loss on the upper right hand corner - visible close not affecting image.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed and dated on lower right recto (front).
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Chaim Gross
Austrian-American, 1904–1991
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Drawing from a lifelong fascination with tribal art, Chaim Gross sculpted stylized forms from wood, alabaster, plaster, and bronze. Gross shared Alexander Calder’s captivation with the movement and uncanny affect of circus performers, an interest evident in the trapeze artists, jugglers, and acrobats that proliferate his oeuvre. Demonstrating a profound grasp of material, including the exotic woods he favored, such as lignum vitae, sandalwood, sabicu, cocobolo, and ebony, Gross hewed forms that responded to the color, texture, and weight of their medium. In Baby Balancing on Feet (1950), a curvilinear column of rich glossy wood culminates in the form of a baby’s head; Gross exploits the expressive potential of his material, leaving knotted lumps of the wood intact and whittling them down to reveal a marbled grain.

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Unique, poignant mid century modern hand signed watercolor of Venice, Italy by renowned sculptor Chaim Gross.
Measurements:
frame - 15 1/8 x 12 9/16 x 1/2 inches
window - 9 x 6 3/4 inches
In original vintage frame. (see photos)

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Condition
In good vintage condition. Two inch imperfection/ bunching/paper loss on the upper right hand corner - visible close not affecting image.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed and dated on lower right recto (front).
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Chaim Gross
Austrian-American, 1904–1991
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Drawing from a lifelong fascination with tribal art, Chaim Gross sculpted stylized forms from wood, alabaster, plaster, and bronze. Gross shared Alexander Calder’s captivation with the movement and uncanny affect of circus performers, an interest evident in the trapeze artists, jugglers, and acrobats that proliferate his oeuvre. Demonstrating a profound grasp of material, including the exotic woods he favored, such as lignum vitae, sandalwood, sabicu, cocobolo, and ebony, Gross hewed forms that responded to the color, texture, and weight of their medium. In Baby Balancing on Feet (1950), a curvilinear column of rich glossy wood culminates in the form of a baby’s head; Gross exploits the expressive potential of his material, leaving knotted lumps of the wood intact and whittling them down to reveal a marbled grain.

Chaim Gross

Venice, Italia, 1949

Watercolor on paper. Hand Signed. Dated. Framed.
15 1/8 × 12 9/16 × 1/2 in
38.4 × 31.9 × 1.3 cm
This is a unique work.
$1,000
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $95 domestic, $195 rest of world
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Locked
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