Condition Report: Light undulation to the sheet; soft handling creases, most notably two to the right half; two creases extending from the upper center;edge and one from the lower right edge; two small spots of discoloration to the left edge; not examined out of the frame; framed under acrylic. Framed Dimensions 28 X 33 Inches
Signature: Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil along lower edge
Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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