This prints and multiples sale offers highlights by internationally renowned artists, from Andy Warhol to Lucio Fontana.
The next auction organized by the Turin-based Incanto auction house is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8 and promises to amaze art lovers with an exciting selection of prints and multiples by Italian and international artists. The offer is vast and varied, with works from the early 1900s up to the 2000s.
The selection runs through most of the artistic movements of the last century; from the early expressionism of Schiele and Kokoschka, to the French expressionism of Buffet, abstractionism of Braque, futurism of Balla and Depero, surrealism of Dalì, primitivism of Chagall, and the cubism of Picasso. Inspired by Picasso is a color lithograph on Arches paper titled Portrait imaginaire 23.2.69 from 1969 made by Marcel Salinas.
In this long list of authors and artistic movements, of course, the Pop Art of Lichtenstein and Warhol is present in the catalog with some works of great interest. By Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) is the screen print on paper Cow Going Abstract of 1982. In that year, on the occasion of the exhibition held in Florence at Orsanmichele, Lichtenstein wanted his work Cow Triptych (Cow Going Abstract) by 1974 reproduced in a graphic series. The serigraphy was published by the Alinari brothers in 450 copies of which only 150 had a text on the right and were numbered and signed in pencil by the artist.
The other Pop Art giant, Andy Warhol (1928-1987), is the author of the iconic Wayne Gretzky screenprint on paper which bears the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board Inc stamp and identification number on the back. Gretzky, in addition to being a hockey legend, was also an art connoisseur and had a strong admiration for Warhol's pop art, which is why this work is a great a collecting opportunity for sports and art lovers.
In the catalog there are also works belonging to the Kinetic and Chromatic Art movements. Among these is Chartres Vert Orange, a 1973 silkscreen on pvc created by Frenchman François Morellet (1926-2016), a contemporary abstract painter, sculptor and light artist known for having played a leading role in the development of geometric abstract art and post-conceptual art.
The Arte Povera by Giuseppe Penone (b. 1947) also stands out in the rich offer of the auction. Trappole per la luce (Light Traps) is an ink on paper with a decidedly poetic breath. The circular nature of the work captures the observer's attention with an almost hypnotic charm.
Spatialism is another of the many movements featured in the auction. Among its major exponents we remember Lucio Fontana (1899-1968), represented here by the 1966 Rosa Series (Pink Series), an etching and aquatint printed on Rives BFK paper.
These are just some of the internationally renowned Italian and foreign authors present in the rich catalog, which also features works belonging to Alechinsky's post-Cubism; the abstract art of Hartung and De Staël; the Roman school of Fioroni, Schifano and Festa; the new-realism by Arman, Rotella and Baj; abstract art by Dorazio, Carmi and Feito, Alviani and Soto; Nitsch's actionism, Arnaldo Pomodoro's geometric rigorism; and Paolini's Conceptualism.