Lojze Spacal 'Untitled (Seagulls at Sunset)'

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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.

Lojze (also known as Luigi) Spacal led an interesting life. Born in Slovenia, he was imprisoned at twenty-three for his anti-facist beliefs. It was here that he started creating woodcut prints, inspired by the folk art that appeared on the windows of his Grandmother’s houses. Once liberated, Spacal found acclaim as an artist, winning the International Grand Prix award at the Venice Biennale in 1958.

‘Untitled (Seagulls at Sunset)’ is a remarkably well balanced work of art. Simple yet striking, it testifies to Spacal’s interest in surrealism, abstraction, cubism and folk art. Spacal’s legacy continues to reverberate, with represented in the Washington’s National Gallery of Art. For collectors of twentieth century art, this work is an intriguing find.

Lojze SPACAL (1907 - 2000)
'Untitled (Seagulls at Sunset)' 1973
linocut on paper
Edition of 100
Image Size: 51 x 29 cm
Dimensions: 70 x 50 cm
Signed: Signed centre bottom margin. Comitato aiap Italiano; embossed lower right.
Comes with Letter of Provenance

From 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. Minor crease top left corner. 

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