In 1973, a printmaking studio in Venice – Centro Internazionale Della Grafica Venezia – commissioned nineteen artists to respond to Venice. The portfolio, titled Venice Yesterday Today Tomorrow, brings together senior Italian artists. Disparate in style and philosophy, these works present a portal into the lineage, tensions and desires of Venice, once the heart of Western art.
Riccardo Licata’s impactful ‘Untitled (Melody)’ calls on textual art, graffiti, pop art and colour-blocking. It illustrates Licata’s love and appreciation of music, evoking the vibrancy of the Teatro la Fenice and Venice Biennial’s Festival of Contemporary Music, of which Licata regularly attended.
An esteemed artist, Licata won first prize in graphic art at the 1965 Venice Biennale. He has produced mosaics across Italy and France, and was a professor at Paris’s École des Beaux-Arts. For collectors of twentieth century art, this hieroglyphic of Venetian culture is an exhilarating find.
Riccardo LICATA (1929 - 2014)
'Untitled (Melody)' 1973
Lithograph on paper
Edition of 100
Image Size: 48 x 63 cm
Dimensions: 50 x 71 cm
Signed: Signed, numbered and dated in margin.
Comes with Letter of Provenance
From the suite of lithographs entitled Venezia Ieri Oggi Domani published by the Centro Internazionale Della Grafica Venezia 1973
Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art's image as Excellent, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear to paper or frame. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to the paint surface.
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