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Angelo Savelli (1911 - 1995)
UNTITLED (FROM THE DIAGONAL ROPE SERIES), 'CIRCA' 1972-73
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
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415
Angelo Savelli (1911 - 1995)
UNTITLED (FROM THE DIAGONAL ROPE SERIES), 'CIRCA' 1972-73
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Angelo Savelli (1911 - 1995)
UNTITLED (FROM THE DIAGONAL ROPE SERIES), 'CIRCA' 1972-73
acrylic and twine on canvas
32 by 25 in. (81.3 by 63.5 cm.)
Executed 'circa' 1972-73.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

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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