Francesco Clemente, ‘Air’, 2007, Pace Prints
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Francesco Clemente

Air, 2007

Twenty-seven color Ukiyo-e woodcut hand-printed from 21 woodblocks
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition of 51
.
$9,000
Location
New York
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Francesco Clemente
Italian, b. 1952
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Italian painter Francesco Clemente came to prominence in the mid-1970s with vivid paintings rife with erotic imagery of mutilated body parts, gesturing amorphous figures often depicted in rich colors, as well as a series of contorted self-portraits. Fascinated with Indian art and mysticism, his gouache paintings and pastel drawings are especially noted for their intense and arcane quasi-religious content that has grown increasingly surreal in his later works. Though large in scale, Clemente’s work often conveys an uncanny and unabashed intimacy. Involved in the revolt against formalism and the detached qualities of much Conceptual Art, Clemente has been compared to such painters as Georg Baselitz and David Salle.

Francesco Clemente, ‘Air’, 2007, Pace Prints
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Francesco Clemente
Italian, b. 1952
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Italian painter Francesco Clemente came to prominence in the mid-1970s with vivid paintings rife with erotic imagery of mutilated body parts, gesturing amorphous figures often depicted in rich colors, as well as a series of contorted self-portraits. Fascinated with Indian art and mysticism, his gouache paintings and pastel drawings are especially noted for their intense and arcane quasi-religious content that has grown increasingly surreal in his later works. Though large in scale, Clemente’s work often conveys an uncanny and unabashed intimacy. Involved in the revolt against formalism and the detached qualities of much Conceptual Art, Clemente has been compared to such painters as Georg Baselitz and David Salle.

Francesco Clemente

Air, 2007

Twenty-seven color Ukiyo-e woodcut hand-printed from 21 woodblocks
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition of 51
.
$9,000
Location
New York
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