Lot 22
  • 22

CONRAD MARCA-RELLI (1913 - 2000) | Y-S-15-63, 1963

25,000 - 35,000 USD
bidding is closed


  • Y-S-15-63, 1963
  • oil on canvas collaged on canvas
oil and canvas collage on canvas; signed; signed, titled and inscribed on the reverse


Marlborough Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Born in Boston to Italian immigrant parents, Conrad Marca-Relli spent his childhood travelling between America and Europe with his father, who was a journalist. During this time, Marca-Relli developed a lifelong appreciation for European culture and art, especially Italian Cubism. While largely self-taught, Marca-Relli was heavily influenced by modernist artists Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Marca-Relli’s work uses deliberate interlocking shapes to represent abstract architectural concepts.