Lot Details

Gastone Novelli emerged as an important member of the same 1950s Italian art scene that produced Cy Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg. Novelli's work evokes the spirit of experimental poetry. His alphabetic paintings are non gestural and appear almost gritty, like graffiti-covered walls. Something far ahead of its time.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Tears / Holes
Date: Old
Location: Other location
Notes: Small, unobtrusive drying tack holes at each extreme corner. Minor dog-eared upper right corner. Does not effect image.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 20.5 x 13.25 in. (52.07 x 33.66 cm.)
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