463
463
Angelo Savelli (1911 - 1995)
ASCENT #24, 1968
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 24,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
463
Angelo Savelli (1911 - 1995)
ASCENT #24, 1968
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 24,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Angelo Savelli (1911 - 1995)
ASCENT #24, 1968
acrylic and twine on canvas; signed twice, titled and dated '1968' on the reverse
29 1/2 by 9 1/8 in. (74.9 by 23.2 cm.)
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Provenance

Gift of the artist to the present owner 'circa' 1980

Catalogue Note

Angelo Savelli, a native of Italy, began using a monochromatic white palette in 1957, a few years after he moved to New York and was inspired by the minimal palette and line work of artists such as Ad Reinhardt and Barnett Newman. Savelli had contact with these and other artists of the Abstract Expressionist generation through the artists Phillip Pavia and Jack Tworkov. In 1958, Leo Castelli exhibited Savelli’s work in his legendary gallery, where artists like Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg showed. Like Johns and Rauschenberg, Savelli began to incorporate found objects from the outside world in to his artwork, specifically rope, which referred to the fishing industry of his hometown and can be seen in the present work. 

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