Conrad Marca-Relli, ‘MRO9855-Untitled’, 1958, Hollis Taggart Galleries

This work is registered with Archivio Marca-Relli under the archive number MR9855.

Signature: Signed lower right: "MARCA-RELLI" Dated verso: "58'"

Anfam, David and Magdalena Dabrowski, "Conrad Marca-Relli protagonista dell’Espressionismo Astratto americano." (Milan: Alfieri, 2008) illus. p. 216.

Private collection, Asiago
Private collection, Europe

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: Reloading the Canon
New York, NY, United States,
Abstract Expressionism: Further Evidence (Part One: Painting)
Fondazione Malvina Menegaz, 
Castelbasso, Province of Teramo, Italy,
Nel Segno della Materia - Pittura Informale Europea e Americana
View Artist's CV