Lot Details

This lot is for two mixed media paintings by famous Italian artist Roberto Crippa (1921-1972). Both works date to 1961, both are unframed and both in excellent condition. Details as follows for both works:
1) "This Looking Head", (1961)
Mixed media, wood, cork on board.
Dimensions: 9.37 x 10.75 inches (22.5 x 27.3 cm)
Signed, title and year all on the reverse.

2) "Boar", (1961)
Mixed media (watercolor and collage) on paper.
Dimensions: 8.54 x 12.2 inch (21.7 x 31 cm)
signed and year on lower right in pencil, front.

Roberto Crippa was a famous Mopdern Italian painter and sculptor, born in Milan. He studied at the Brera Academy, Milan, under Carpi and Carrà. His first one-man exhibition was at the Galleria Bergamini, Milan, 1947. After a brief period of geometrical abstraction, he collaborated with Lucio Fontana in the Spazialismo movement; and was friends and colleagues with artists Dova, Peverelli, Donati. Crippa was one of those who signed the Spazialismo manifestos of 1950-3 and is credited with pioneering action painting in Italy with his calligraphic spiral paintings 1949-52. Partly through contacts with the Surrealists Lam, Matta and Brauner, Cripps turned to painting totem-like personages starting in the mid 1950s and from 1956 onwards also made cast iron sculptures. In 1958 he began to make collage-reliefs incorporating wood, newspaper, etc. and sometimes evoking imaginary landscapes or figures; his later collage-paintings tended to become more brilliant in colour.
Selected Museum Collections:
USA: MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
- Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
- Tate Britain, Londra
- Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne
- Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCS), Strasburgo
- Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
- MMCA Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Salonicco
MUSEION - Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst , Bolzano
MART- Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto
Ca´la Ghironda - Museo d´Arte Classica, Moderna e Contemporanea, Zola Predosa (BO)

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  • Private Collection, Japan.
  • Pickup Location: Japan
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9.37 x 10.75 in. (23.8 x 27.3 cm.)
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