Conrad Marca-Relli, ‘Circus’, ca. 1947, Hollis Taggart Galleries

This oil has been authenticated by the estate and given number MR 9871. A photo certificate from the Archivio Marca-Relli accompanies this work.

Signature: Signed lower right: "Corrado di Marca-Relli"

New York, Niveau Gallery, "Corrado di Marca-Relli (Debut)," March 29-April 17, 1947, no. 13, as Harlequin (probable.)

Estate of Theodore and Dededlich

About Conrad Marca-Relli

Conrad Marca-Relli’s paintings and collages evoke architecture and the figure through intersecting abstract shapes. Working initially as a painter of surrealistic carnival scenes and cityscapes, he later came into contact with Abstract Expressionists like Willem de Kooning, which ushered in a dramatic shift in his practice towards purer abstraction. While still retaining an interest in architecture and urban landscape, Marca-Relli experimented with abstract collage, integrating figural elements made from textiles, drawings, metals, and plastics: this would become the defining practice of his career.

American, 1913-2000, Boston, Massachusetts, based in Parma, Italy

Group Shows

New York, NY, United States,
Abstract Expressionism / In Context: Seymour Lipton
New York, NY, United States,
INsite/INchelsea: The Inaugural Exhibition
New York, NY, United States,
Abstract Expressionism: Further Evidence (Part One: Painting)
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