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Untitled [Study for the Olivetti Showroom, New York City, NY]

Costantino Nivola1950

Magazzino Italian Art

Magazzino Italian Art
Cold Spring, United States

Alongside the four known examples, referred to as maquettes, that envisage the entire composition of the wall, Nivola also realized several studies throughout 1953. Untitled [Study for the Olivetti Showroom, New York City, NY] comprises an abstracted breasted figure, that is richly decorated. Texture and patten are achieved through the sandcasting process and accented with color. Nivola constantly reinvented his work in a
spontaneous and instinctive way. However, there is much that remains of the overall composition of the figure in the full-scale work as well as some of the decorative elements such as the bands of patterning running along the top of the work.

Details

  • Title: Untitled [Study for the Olivetti Showroom, New York City, NY]
  • Creator: Costantino Nivola
  • Creator Lifespan: 1911/1988
  • Date Created: 1950
  • Physical Dimensions: 21 5/8 x 18 1/8 x 3 in.
  • Medium: Polychromed sandcast plaster (positive relief)

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