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A.G. RIZZOLI (1896-1981)
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BONNIE GROSSMAN, THE AMES GALLERY
A.G. RIZZOLI (1896-1981)

Sonnet Jesus Added, 1940

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A.G. RIZZOLI (1896-1981)
Sonnet Jesus Added, 1940
ink and graphite on paper
image 36 x 22 in.; sheet 34 x 28 in.
Exhibited
San Diego Museum of Art; Atlanta, High Museum of Art; New York, Museum of American Folk Art; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, A.G. Rizzoli: Architect of Magnificent Visions, 22 March - 18 May 1997 (San Diego), 6 September - 29 November 1997 (Atlanta), 10 January - 8 March 1998 (New York), 28 March - 24 May 1998 (San Francisco).

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Lot Essay

The present lot commemorates Rizzoli's mother after her death. The five red roses represent the artist and his four siblings, and the heart emblem with the letters LDL (Love's Delightful Labors) scrawled inside is made ever more poignant by its placement on his mother’s tombstone.
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