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200 Lexington Ave New York City, NY 10016 , United States Call Seller 646.293.6633

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Renato Guttuso, Large-Scale Tempera Painting, 1967

$ 35,000
  • Description
    Renato Guttuso (Italian, 1911-1987), "Nudo", tempera on paper mounted to canvas, signed and dated lower right, Galleria Il Gabbiano, Rome label to stretcher, framed under plexiglass. Renato Guttuso was a legend of 20th c. Italian modern art, a major figure in the Italian modernist canon. A close friend of Pablo Picasso, Guttuso was heavily influenced by Picasso's figurative style, and incorporated these innovations into his social-political project.

    A proud Communist, Guttuso's art was preoccupied with representations of the Common Man, both tragic and heroic at his hand. Guttuso was also unafraid to explore erotic imagery, and produced a large body of nude and sexual subject matter. This large example of a mid-period nude is likely depicting his muse Marta Marzotto, seated in a wonderfully relaxed, louche pose, reading in a chair.

    Guttuso's work is represented internationally in major museum collections, including MOMA, the Tate, Estorick Collection, the Hermitage, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, and the National Gallery, Rome. Image is 50" x 39.5".
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Canvas
    Condition: Good. Image and canvas well preserved.
    Creation Date: 1967
    Styles / Movements: Modernism
    200 Lex Booth #: 15
    Incollect Reference #: 538161
  • Dimensions
    W. 48.5 in; H. 58 in; D. 3 in;
    W. 123.19 cm; H. 147.32 cm; D. 7.62 cm;
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