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.
Giuseppe Guerreschi’s ‘Per Venezia’ is a work of formal and conceptual precision. A chandelier, reminiscent of a state building sways from the ceiling, entangled in its own chain. Glamour, opulence, power has fallen.
Guerreschi started his artistic career while still working as a bank clerk, taking night classes. He exhibited at MoMA between 1957 and 1958, and three times at the Venice Biennale in 1960, 1964 and 1972, the year before this work was published. Associated with the Existential Realism movement, Guerreschi’s work is symbolically rich. It will make a fascinating addition to collections of twentieth century art.
Giuseppe GUERRESCHI (1929 - 1985)
'Per Venezia' 1973
etching on paper
Edition of 100
Image Size: 18 x 12 cm
Dimensions: 69 x 49 cm
Signed: Signed lower right 'GUERRESCHI'; editioned centre. Comitato aiap Italiano; embossed lower left.
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. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to the paint surface.
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