Signature: Signed, inscribed, and dated verso: "Marca Relli / 24 x 28 / F-5-25-67"
This artwork is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Marca-Relli Archive.
Untilted F-5-25-67 was executed the year of Marca-Relli's first full museum retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Private collection, Connecticut
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