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Lot Details

Image size: 10.7 x 7.5 inches (27.2 x 19.1 cm)
Paper size: 27.25 x 19.5 inches (69.2 x 49.5 cm)
Folder size: 28.3 x 20.25 inches (71.9 x 51.4 cm)

Offered in this lot is a set of fifteen hand colored etchings and etched frontispiece conceived and executed by Mimmo Paladino. The set also includes a poem by Giuseppe Conte.

Mimmo Paladino (Italian, b.1948) is a sculptor, painter, and printmaker associated with the 1980s Italian Transavantgarde movement. Born Domenico Paladino in Paduli, Campania, Paladino attended the Benevento Art High School when Minimalism and Conceptualism were internationally en vogue. He was primarily influenced, however, by the aesthetic of Pop artists Claes Oldenburg and Jim Dine, whose works he encountered at the 1964 Venice Bienniale when he was 16. His first serious efforts, produced in the 1970s, drew on figurative aspects of Pop Art in brightly colored paintings, displaying an interest in myth and magic. In the 1980s, Paladino became involved with the Transavantgarde, the Italian version of the European Neo-Expressionism movement, which celebrated joyful, emotional paintings. The artist also began to exhibit internationally, participating in the Venice Biennale in 1980 and in the documenta VII in Kassel, in 1982. Paladino lives and works in his hometown of Paduli.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Surface Soiling / Requires Cleaning
Area: Margin
Location: Overall
Notes: Soiling in margin (see photos)
Degree: Minor
Tears / Punctures / Holes
Area: Margin
Location: Other location
Notes: Tear in left margin, center, on frontispiece. Small tear in right margin, center, on page featuring Giuseppe Conte poem (see photos)
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: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 10.7 x 7.5 in. (27.18 x 19.05 cm.)
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