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

Costantino Nivola1953

Magazzino Italian Art

Magazzino Italian Art
Cold Spring, United States

Nivola worked on several studies as he developed his design for the Olivetti Showroom mural. A number of abstracted figures recur across the studies and Nivola experimented with their size and configuration. Untitled [Study for the Olivetti Showroom in New York] incorporates another work on exhibit here within its design but at a much-reduced scale. The richly patterned figures against a vibrant backdrop of yellow and orange appear in the heart of a large, winged figure. There is much that remains of the composition in the full-scale work, with the exception of color. The work in situ was left unpainted to preserve the overall balance of the space designed by the architect studio BBPR.


  • Title: Untitled [Study for the Olivetti Showroom, New York City, NY]
  • Creator: Costantino Nivola
  • Creator Lifespan: 1911/1988
  • Date Created: 1953
  • Physical Dimensions: 29 1/4 x 27 5/8 x 2 3/4 in.
  • Rights: Museo Nivola Collection
  • Medium: Polychromed sandcast plaster (positive relief)

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