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L-5-69, 1969

Mixed media collage on canvas
69 1/2 × 57 in
176.5 × 144.8 cm
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Heritage Auctions
Signature
Signed lower right: Marca-Relli
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Conrad Marca-Relli
American, 1913–2000
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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.

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About the work
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Signature
Signed lower right: Marca-Relli
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Conrad Marca-Relli
American, 1913–2000
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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.

L-5-69, 1969

Mixed media collage on canvas
69 1/2 × 57 in
176.5 × 144.8 cm
Bidding closed
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