Conrad Marca-Relli, ‘The Woman of Samura’, 1958, Phillips
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Conrad Marca-Relli

The Woman of Samura, 1958

Oil, chalk and canvas collage on canvas
63 1/2 × 59 4/5 in
161.3 × 151.8 cm
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Signed "MARCA-RELLI" lower right; further signed, titled, inscribed and dated "MARCA-RELLI X-L-14-58 MARCA-RELLI X-L-14 "WOMAN OF SAMURA" …
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.

Conrad Marca-Relli, ‘The Woman of Samura’, 1958, Phillips
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This work is registered with the Archivio Marca-Relli, Parma, as archive number MARE-6089 / © Archivio Marca-Relli, Parma.

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Conrad Marca-Relli’s collaging together of cut pieces of canvas, as seen in the present lot, The Woman of Samura, 1958, creates a …

Medium
Signature
Signed "MARCA-RELLI" lower right; further signed, titled, inscribed and dated "MARCA-RELLI X-L-14-58 MARCA-RELLI X-L-14 "WOMAN OF SAMURA" …
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.

Conrad Marca-Relli

The Woman of Samura, 1958

Oil, chalk and canvas collage on canvas
63 1/2 × 59 4/5 in
161.3 × 151.8 cm
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