This is an exquisite, uncommon abstract lithograph from the early 1970s by Piero Dorazio. It was acquired from the Bank of New York Corporate Art Collection, and bears their inventory label on the back of the frame. It is framed in an elegant museum frame, with UV plexiglass, bearing the date of the framing (2008), and the name of the Manhattan frame shop. Note from the image there is some slight water staining and toning lower left corner. The work is sold framed.
Framed it measures: 24 inches by 21 inches.
The visible portion of the sheet is approx. 15.5 by 12.5, but as it is matted, it is likely larger. (Not examined out of the frame.
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Signature: Pencil signed, numbered and dated on the recto (front). The back of the frame bears the metal stamp from the Bank of New York's Corporate Art collection, with its unique inventory number. Also bears various stamps from the Manhattan framer. (in museum quality frame)
Bank of New York Corporate Collection
About Piero Dorazio
Piero Dorazio is known for his gestural, atmospheric paintings of grids crosshatched with fluid brushstrokes and pulsating in color and texture. Born in Rome, Dorazio studied formally in classical painting and drawing, followed by architecture; by the late 1940s, his presence in artistic and literary circles brought about the influence of Russian Suprematism, Constructivism, the School of Paris, Surrealist biomorphism, and most notably, Italian Futurism—Dorazio was highly influenced by Giacomo Balla. In the late 1950s, Dorazio created monochromatic, pictorial paintings whose surface consisted of woven strands of color and were likened to “a visible net.” As Dorazio’s work progressed, he continued his linear, crisscrossed paintings using designs that varied in density and complexity but were consistently concerned with luminosity.
Italian, 1927-2005, Rome, Italy, based in Perugia, Italy