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Conrad Marca-Relli (1913-2000)
Property from an East Coast Estate
Conrad Marca-Relli (1913-2000)

Arnot

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Conrad Marca-Relli (1913-2000)
Arnot
signed and dated 'MARCA-RELLI 57' (lower right); signed with the artist's initials 'M-R' (on the reverse); signed again, inscribed and titled 'MARCA-RELLI ARNOT M-4-57' (on the stretcher)
oil and canvas collage on canvas
35 x 53 in. (88.9 x 134.6 cm.)
Executed in 1957.
Provenance
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, circa 1957

Lot Essay

This work is registered with the Archivio Marca-Relli, Parma, as archive number MARE-6175 / © Archivio Marca-Relli, Parma

“Conrad Marca-Relli’s achievement has been to raise collage to a scale and complexity equal to that of monumental painting…he has used it neither as a single element of structural reordering of reality as in a Cubist collage, nor as ambiguous fragments evoking exterior associations, as did the Surrealists. Rather, Marca-Relli has extended collage to the point where it now carries its own full and distinct range of formal and emotive means.” (William C. Agee, Marca-Relli, New York, 1967, p. 9)

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