Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on board, signed and dated at lower right "Guy Danella '02," inscribed and titled on the verso by the artist, likely original frame.
DOA 20 x 26.25 in.
From the Estate of the Artist
"Two Modernists Revisited," Kouros Gallery, Jan. 6-29, 2011, New York, NY
A disciple of Pittura Metafisica (metaphysical art), Danella translated the ethos of the burgeoning Italian-American community in his home town of Utica, New York.
Danella began his early studies in Utica at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. By the age of sixteen, in 1944, he had moved to NYC and enrolled at the Art Students League. While in NYC he befriended Alfred Stieglitz and John Marin. He later met and impressed Josef Albers, whose geometric abstractions and color studies greatly influenced Danella during the period this painting was completed. Danella went on to influence his own cadre of students, never setting the brush down himself.
$500 - 1,000