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Painter, b. 1912 - d. 1976

Afro Libio Basaldella (March 4, 1912 – July 24, 1976) was an Italian painter and educator in the post-World War II period. Working together with Alberto Burri and Lucio Fontana, and beginning as a member of the Scuola Romana. He was generally known by the single name, "Afro".

Born on March 4, 1912 in Udine, Italy.[1] Afro first showed his work when he was sixteen, alongside the paintings of his artist brothers, Dino and Mirko [it]. Two years later he and Dino won a scholarship to study art in Rome, under a stipend from the Marangoni Arts Foundation in Udine.

By 1933 he was exhibiting, along with fellow Friulians Bosisio, Pittino e Taiuti, at the Galleria del Milione in Milan. In 1935 he participated in the Rome Quadriennale art exhibition, and he showed his work several times at the Venice Biennale. Afro followed the School of Rome, creating murals. In 1936, he receives a commission to paint for the Udine opera house. In 1937, collaborating with Corrado Cagli, he works on large murals for the World

Afro's first personal exhibition was held in 1937 at the Galleria del Cometa in Rome. he traveled to the island of Rhodes to paint frescoes for the Hôtel des Roses. In 1941, he was awarded a lectureship for mosaic painting at the Venetian Academy of Fine Arts. By the late 1930s, Afro's painting began a migration from a crisp realist style to increasingly cubist, expressionistic, and abstract painting. After the war, his paintings, retain figurative titles, but reflect increasing neo-cubist patches, influenced by his exposure to Arshile Gorky in New York.

In 1950, he travelled to New York City, and began a twenty-year collaboration with the Catherine Viviano Gallery. Dore Ashton wrote about Afro in 1955 in Art Digest: “Like most Italians, Afro knows how to celebrate. The fanciful, ebullient side of his nature emerges in the high-keyed recent paintings—those in which he allowed himself the most freedom and spontaneity to date. In these, he celebrates the delights of senses”.[citation needed]

Afro was shown in an exhibition called The New Decade: 22 European Painters and Sculptors, which toured the United States. His work was included at documenta 1 in Kassel, Germany. Afro aligns with Moreni, Corpora, Morlotti, Birolli, Santomaso, Turcato and Vedova, previous members of the "Fronte nuovo delle Arti", together they form the "Gruppo degli Otto" (Group of Eight).

By the mid-1950s Afro's art was obtaining worldwide reputation, and he received the honor of Best Italian Artist at the 1956 Venice Biennale. In 1957, he was recruited to teach for eight months at Mills College in Oakland, California. While artist-in-residence at the school he made a mural for the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. It was titled The Garden of Hope and was included amongst works by Appel, Arp, Calder, Matta, Miró, Picasso and Tamayo at UNESCO.

Afro continued to show his work internationally. He was invited to the second documenta, and held exhibitions at MIT and numerous European museums. He won first prize at the Carnegie Triennial in Pittsburgh and the Italian prize at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The Guggenheim bought his 1957 painting Night Flight. In 1961, Guggenheim curator James Johnson Sweeney published a monograph on his work, where he wrote: “His color is sensuous, warm—never cold; fluid, not structural; free-edged, never sharply contoured. Light and color, shadow and shape achieve a suggested space effect through their ordering and flood it with the glories of his great predecessors: this festive spirit, this celebration of light and life—of life through light”.[citation needed]

In 1968, he is appointed professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, he has to leave the post in 1971 for health reasons. Afro died in 1976 in Zürich. The following year, a monograph by Cesare Brandi was published. In 1978 the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna in Rome paid him homage in the form of a major retrospective. In 1992 a complete exhibition was held in Milan at Palazzo Reale. The Catalogue Raisonné of Afro was presented in November 1997 at the American Academy in Rome, and in 1998 at the Guggenheim Foundation in Venice.

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            • Afro (Basaldella) (Udine, 1912 - Zurigo, 1976) - Senza titolo, 1948
              Apr. 19, 2024

              Afro (Basaldella) (Udine, 1912 - Zurigo, 1976) - Senza titolo, 1948

              Est: €25,000 - €35,000

              Olio e tecnica mista su carta, cm. 47x33. Firma e data in basso a destra. Sul verso: a pennarello "Coll. Juker"; etichetta Propileo, Roma; etichetta Comune di Modena, Galleria Civica.

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            • Attri. Afro Basaldella (1912 - 1976)
              Apr. 14, 2024

              Attri. Afro Basaldella (1912 - 1976)

              Est: $1,000 - $2,000

              Attributed Afro (Afro Basaldella) (Italian, 1912 - 1976) Untitled, Ink and Wash on Paper, Signed Afro, Image Size: 7.25 x 11 in. Overall Framed Size: 14.25 x 18 in. Framed behind glass.

              Helmuth Stone
            • ITALIAN ABSTRACT OIL PAINTING BY AFRO BASALDELLA
              Mar. 16, 2024

              ITALIAN ABSTRACT OIL PAINTING BY AFRO BASALDELLA

              Est: $100 - $150

              Afro Libio Basaldella, Italian, 1912 to 1976, oil painting on board depicting an abstract composition, 1960. Signed and dated, lower left. Additionally signed and dated, on the backside. Framed. A paper label is on the backside. Afro Basaldella was an outstanding Italian abstract artist, a representative of lyrical abstraction, better known as Afro, as he signed his works only with his name. Afro celebrates improvisation, brightness, emotion and color in his artworks. One of a kind artwork.

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            • AFRO BASALDELLA SENZA TITOLO
              Mar. 06, 2024

              AFRO BASALDELLA SENZA TITOLO

              Est: €600 - €800

              AFRO 1912-1976 Senza titolo Litografia es. 24/65 cm. 50x68 Firma e numerazione al fronte PROVENIENZA Collezione privata, Milano

              Area Casa D'Aste
            • ITALIAN ABSTRACT OIL PAINTING BY AFRO BASALDELLA
              Mar. 02, 2024

              ITALIAN ABSTRACT OIL PAINTING BY AFRO BASALDELLA

              Est: $100 - $150

              Afro Libio Basaldella, Italian, 1912 to 1976, oil painting on canvas depicting an abstract composition, 1960. Signed and dated, upper right. A paper label is on the backside. Afro Basaldella was an outstanding Italian abstract artist, a representative of lyrical abstraction, better known as Afro, as he signed his works only with his name. Afro celebrates improvisation, brightness, emotion and color in his artworks. One of a kind artwork.

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            • Afro Basaldella, La chiave
              Feb. 14, 2024

              Afro Basaldella, La chiave

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              Afro Basaldella La chiave 1974 etching and aquatint in colors on C.M. Fabriano image: 19.125 h x 27.5 w in (49 x 70 cm) sheet: 27.375 h x 39 w in (70 x 99 cm) Signed and numbered to lower edge '61/89 Afro'. This work is number 61 from the edition of 89 published by Stamperia 2RC, Rome. This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

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            • Afro Basaldella, Presenza grafica
              Feb. 14, 2024

              Afro Basaldella, Presenza grafica

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              Afro Basaldella Presenza grafica 1971 etching, aquatint and screenprint in colors image: 28.75 h x 29 w in (73 x 74 cm) sight: 32 h x 32 w in (81 x 81 cm) Signed and numbered to lower edge '18/90 Afro'. This work is number 18 from the edition of 90 published by Stamperia 2RC, Rome. This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

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            • Afro Basaldella (Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976) Campiello II Litography 25x35.5 cm - In frame 37x47 Signature and numbering "Afro 63/95". Dry stamp Afro Archive Rome Afro The whole graphic work, May-August 1986, p. 120 n.52
              Feb. 07, 2024

              Afro Basaldella (Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976) Campiello II Litography 25x35.5 cm - In frame 37x47 Signature and numbering "Afro 63/95". Dry stamp Afro Archive Rome Afro The whole graphic work, May-August 1986, p. 120 n.52

              Est: €400 - €800

              Afro Basaldella (Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976) Campiello II Litography 25x35.5 cm - In frame 37x47 Signature and numbering "Afro 63/95". Dry stamp Afro Archive Rome Afro The whole graphic work, May-August 1986, p. 120 n.52

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            • ITALIAN ABSTRACT OIL PAINTING BY AFRO BASALDELLA
              Feb. 03, 2024

              ITALIAN ABSTRACT OIL PAINTING BY AFRO BASALDELLA

              Est: $100 - $150

              Oil on board painting by Afro Basaldella, 1912 to 1976, an Italian artist and art teacher, member of the Scuola Romana. The artwork is an abstract composition in black, red, white, and blue. Signed by the artist and dated 1955 in the lower left. Golden frame. Collectible Mid Century Modernist Fine Art.

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            • ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST ITALIAN OIL PAINTING BY AFRO
              Jan. 13, 2024

              ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST ITALIAN OIL PAINTING BY AFRO

              Est: $100 - $150

              Afro Basaldella, Italian, 1912 to 1976, oil painting on board depicting an abstract expressionist composition, 1960. Signed and dated, lower left. Framed. An original paper label of Beiersdorf Gallery, and stamped, Paris, on the backside. Afro Libio Basaldella was an Italian painter and educator in the post World War II period. He began as a member of the Scuola Romana, and worked together with Alberto Burri and Lucio Fontana. He was generally known by the single name, Afro. By 1933 he was exhibiting at the Galleria del Milione in Milan. In 1935 he participated in the Rome Quadriennale art exhibition, and he showed his work several times at the Venice Biennale. Afro followed the School of Rome, creating murals and taking part in the neo Cubism movement. One of a kind artwork.

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            • AFRO
              Dec. 20, 2023

              AFRO

              Est: €50,000 - €70,000

              Udine 1912 - Zurigo 1976 Senza titolo, 1970 Tecnica mista su tela, cm 90 x 120 Firmato e datato in basso a destra Provenienza: Collezione privata, Roma Esposizioni: Arte Italiana del dopoguerra. Movimento degli Astratto concreti 1950-1955, Palazzo Torlonia, Avezzano, 26 settembre - 18 ottobre 1970, ill. cat. Bibliografia: C.Brandi, Afro. Catalogo generale ragioanto, dai documenti dell'Archivio Afro, Roma, 1997, ill. n. 708, p. 314

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            • Afro (Basaldella) (Udine, 1912 - Zurigo, 1976) – Composizione
              Dec. 14, 2023

              Afro (Basaldella) (Udine, 1912 - Zurigo, 1976) – Composizione

              Est: €500 - €800

              Acquaforte, cm. 46x64,5; cm. 20,5x24,7 (lastra); es. 98/102.. Firma in basso a destra; tiratura in basso a sinistra.

              Pananti Casa D'Aste SRL
            • Afro Basaldella (Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976) - Strada difesa
              Dec. 13, 2023

              Afro Basaldella (Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976) - Strada difesa

              Est: €600 - €800

              lithograph in colours, numbered 6/40 52 x 67 cm (sheet size) Signed in pencil lower right

              Finarte
            • Afro Basaldella (Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976) - Untitled
              Dec. 13, 2023

              Afro Basaldella (Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976) - Untitled

              Est: €400 - €600

              etching, numbered III/V 21 x 24 cm (50 x 65 cm, sheet size), (unframed) Signed in pencil lower right Lower left blind stamp of the printer Grafica Romero, Rome

              Finarte
            • Afro Basaldella Natura morta con fiori Natura morta con fiori
              Dec. 08, 2023

              Afro Basaldella Natura morta con fiori Natura morta con fiori

              Est: €20,000 - €25,000

              Afro Basaldella Natura morta con fiori Natura morta con fiori Firmato in basso a destra. Acquerelli e tempera su carta Fabriano Autentica dell'Archivio "Afro", Roma, con Archivio n° 45F051., in data 23 settembre 2020. Afro Basaldella Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976

              Fabiani Arte
            • Afro Basaldella, L'invitation au voyage (Plate A) (from the Baudelaire suite)
              Dec. 07, 2023

              Afro Basaldella, L'invitation au voyage (Plate A) (from the Baudelaire suite)

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              Afro Basaldella L'invitation au voyage (Plate A) (from the Baudelaire suite) 1975 lithograph in color image: 7.625 h x 9.5 w in (19 x 24 cm) sight: 9 .25 h x 11 w in (23 x 28 cm) Signed and numbered to lower edge '53/80 Afro'. This work is number 53 from the edition of 80 published by 2RC, Rome. Provenance: Private Collection This work will ship from Chicago, Illinois.

              Wright
            • FR AFRO BASALDELLA (1912 Udine/Italien - 1976 Zürich/Schweiz)
              Dec. 03, 2023

              FR AFRO BASALDELLA (1912 Udine/Italien - 1976 Zürich/Schweiz)

              Est: -

              FR AFRO BASALDELLA (1912 Udine/Italien - 1976 Zürich/Schweiz) Lithografie, "Komposition", unten rechts in Bleistift signiert "afro" (unterhalb des Passepartouts), Ex. 282/300, ca. 42,5x51cm (in Passepartout), gerahmt (63,5x73cm), stark gebräunt und (stock-)fleckig

              Auktionshaus Rotherbaum OHG
            • 1959 ITALIAN ABSTRACT PAINTING BY AFRO BASALDELLA
              Dec. 02, 2023

              1959 ITALIAN ABSTRACT PAINTING BY AFRO BASALDELLA

              Est: $100 - $150

              Afro Libio Basaldella, Italian, 1912 to 1976, oil painting on board depicting an abstract composition, 1959. Signed and dated lower left. Framed. Additionally inscribed to the back. Afro Basaldella was a painter and educator in the post World War II period. He began as a member of the Scuola Romana, and worked together with Alberto Burri and Lucio Fontana. He was generally known by the single name, Afro. Mid Century Paintings And Italian Art Collectibles.

              Antique Arena Inc
            • Afro (eigentlich Afro Basaldella) (Udine 1912-1976 Zürich),
              Dec. 01, 2023

              Afro (eigentlich Afro Basaldella) (Udine 1912-1976 Zürich),

              Est: €10,000 - €15,000

              Ohne Titel. Aquarell auf Papier, auf Leinwand. Sign. und dat. (1)949. 47,6 x 33,6 cm. - - Gerahmt. - Afro studierte in Florenz und Venedig, wo er 1931 seinen Abschluß machte, Kunst. Zusammen mit seinen drei Brüdern, die ebenfalls Künstler waren, stellte er jedoch bereits ab 1928 gemeinsam aus und konnte sich in auch ein Stipendium für Rom sichern. Unser Aquarell entstand in der zweiten wichtigen künstlerischen Phase seines Schaffens. War er Mitte der 1940er Jahre noch sehr dem Kubismus zugewandt, löste sich dies Ende des Jahrzehnts zugunsten einer verstärkt abstrakten Ausdrucksweise. In diese Zeit datiert das Blatt. Die dargestellte Figur ist in noch dem Kubismus verpflichtete Formen aufgelöst, die sich jedoch zunehmend in ein Geflecht, ein Netz aus Flächen auflösen, die frei von jeglicher Plastizität teils nebeneinander erscheinen, teils sich überlagern. Der letzte Schritt gänzlich weg von der Form, wie Afro ihn im darauffolgenden Jahrzehnt geht, ist jedoch noch nicht vollzogen. - Eindrucksvolle und kräftige Arbeit aus dem Frühwerk des Künstlers.

              Zisska & Lacher
            • Afro Basaldella, Composizione in verde. 1969.
              Nov. 30, 2023

              Afro Basaldella, Composizione in verde. 1969.

              Est: €400 - €800

              Afro Basaldella, Composizione in verde. 1969. Litografia. mm 360x545. Foglio: mm 497x697. Firma in basso a destra e tiratura in basso a sinistra. In basso a destra timbro a secco dello stampatore Alberto Caprini. Es. 41/60. Rara. Provenienza: importante collezione milanese. (1)

              Gonnelli Casa d'Aste
            • Afro (Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976) - Galera, 1974
              Nov. 09, 2023

              Afro (Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976) - Galera, 1974

              Est: €15,000 - €20,000

              mixed media on paper laid on canvas 44 x 57 cm Signed lower right: Afro 74 Title on the reverse: Galera 1974 Artwork registered at the Afro Foundation, Rome Photo-certificate issued by Fondazione Afro

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            • Afro Basaldella (Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976) - Tetti di Roma, 1946
              Nov. 09, 2023

              Afro Basaldella (Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976) - Tetti di Roma, 1946

              Est: €25,000 - €35,000

              oil on canvas 63 x 45.5 cm Signed lower right: Afro 46 PROVENANCE Milan, Bonaparte gallery (stamp on the reverse) LITERATURE Artwork registered at the Fondazione Afro, Rome Photo certificate issued by Fondazione Afro, Rome

              Finarte
            • AFRO BASALDELLA SENZA TITOLO, 1960
              Nov. 07, 2023

              AFRO BASALDELLA SENZA TITOLO, 1960

              Est: €8,000 - €9,000

              AFRO BASALDELLA 1912-1976 Senza titolo, 1960 Matita su carta cm. 50x67 Firmato e datato al fronte Studio al retro Autentica su fotografia PROVENIENZA Collezione privata, Genova

              Area Casa D'Aste
            • Afro Basaldella (Udine 1912-Zurigo 1975) - The Vampires, 1975
              Nov. 04, 2023

              Afro Basaldella (Udine 1912-Zurigo 1975) - The Vampires, 1975

              Est: €700 - €99,999

              Lithography Signed lower right and numbered 75/80

              ArtLaRosa
            • ITALIAN ABSTRACT OIL PAINTING BY AFRO BASALDELLA
              Nov. 04, 2023

              ITALIAN ABSTRACT OIL PAINTING BY AFRO BASALDELLA

              Est: $100 - $150

              Oil on board painting by Afro Basaldella, 1912 to 1976, an Italian artist and art teacher, member of the Scuola Romana. The artwork is an abstract composition in black, red, white, and blue. Signed by the artist and dated 1955 in the lower left. Golden frame. Collectible Mid Century Modernist Fine Art.

              Antique Arena Inc
            • AFRO. Aquatint signed and numbered in pencil. 1975
              Oct. 26, 2023

              AFRO. Aquatint signed and numbered in pencil. 1975

              Est: $1,200 - $1,500

              Afro Basaldella (Italian, 1912 - 1976) L’invitation au voyage 1975 - Aquatint and aquaforte on copper plate. Printed in seven colors on Fabriano Rosaspina paper published and printed by 2RC Edizioni d’Arte, Rome, with their blindstamp on paper. Edition limited to 80 copies + XII artist proof. Previously framed, the print is in very good condition but is glued at the upper corner to a backboard. Without any creases, discoloration, foxing, or tears.

              The Red Finch Auctions LLC
            • AFRO BASALDELLA
              Oct. 24, 2023

              AFRO BASALDELLA

              Est: €20,000 - €30,000

              AFRO BASALDELLA (1912-1976) Senza titolo 1967 olio su carta intelata cm 57x50 firmato e datato in basso a destra autentica su foto dell'Archivio Afro Roma Untitled 1967 oil on paper on canvas 22 44x19 68 in signed and dated lower right photo certificate by Archivio Afro Rome

              Aste Boetto SRL
            • BASALDELLA AFRO (1912 - 1976) - Sottobosco.
              Oct. 23, 2023

              BASALDELLA AFRO (1912 - 1976) - Sottobosco.

              Est: €300 - €500

              BASALDELLA AFRO (1912 - 1976). Sottobosco.. 26/90. Edition and signature lower in pencil. Total edition: 90 copies numbered from 1 to 90; 15 copies numbered from I/XV to XV/XV with written proof of authorship; 14 unnumbered print proofs. Publisher and printer: Enrico Castelli, Rome. Defects.. 67,00 x 52,00 cm. 1959.

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            • Afro Basaldella Senza titolo
              Oct. 07, 2023

              Afro Basaldella Senza titolo

              Est: €2,500 - €3,500

              Afro Basaldella Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976 Senza titolo

              Fabiani Arte
            • BASALDELLA AFRO (1912 - 1976) - Untitled.
              Oct. 02, 2023

              BASALDELLA AFRO (1912 - 1976) - Untitled.

              Est: €8,000 - €10,000

              BASALDELLA AFRO (1912 - 1976). Untitled.. Signature and year lower right. Afro Archive, Rome, authenticity certificate on photo. Provenance: Pleschi Gallery, Milan; Spirale Gallery, Milan; Private Collection, Padua. Small defects.. 32,30 x 24,00 cm. 1948.

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            • BASALDELLA AFRO (1912 - 1976) - Untitled.
              Oct. 02, 2023

              BASALDELLA AFRO (1912 - 1976) - Untitled.

              Est: €15,000 - €20,000

              BASALDELLA AFRO (1912 - 1976). Untitled.. Signature and year lower right. Afro Archive, Rome, authenticity certificate on photo. Small defects.. 75,00 x 50,00 cm. 1948.

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            • ABSTRACT ITALIAN OIL PAINTING BY AFRO BASALDELLA
              Sep. 23, 2023

              ABSTRACT ITALIAN OIL PAINTING BY AFRO BASALDELLA

              Est: $100 - $150

              Afro Libio Basaldella, Italian, 1912 to 1976, oil painting on canvas depicting an abstract composition, 1969. Signed and dated, lower right. Additionally inscribed and dated, on the backside. Afro Basaldella was an outstanding Italian abstract artist, a representative of lyrical abstraction, better known as Afro, as he signed his works only with his name. Afro celebrates improvisation, brightness, emotion and color in his artworks. One of a kind artwork.

              Antique Arena Inc
            • Afro (Basaldella) - (Udine, 1912 - Zurigo, 1976) - Senza titolo
              Sep. 15, 2023

              Afro (Basaldella) - (Udine, 1912 - Zurigo, 1976) - Senza titolo

              Est: €900 - €1,800

              Litografia a colori, mm. 400x590; es. 49/70 (1969), Firma in basso a destra; tiratura in basso a sinistra. Editore e Stampatore Caprini - Roma.  Bibliografia: 1986, Afro Catalogo Ragionato delle Incisioni e Litografie, N. Ponente, Top Graphic, Milano, p. 108, n. 46.

              Pananti Casa D'Aste SRL
            • AFRO BASALDELLA, COMPOSIZIONE ASTRATTA
              Sep. 14, 2023

              AFRO BASALDELLA, COMPOSIZIONE ASTRATTA

              Est: €2,500 - €3,500

              AFRO BASALDELLA (1912 - 1976) Composizione astratta Mixed media on paper 6,9 x 9,4 cm Signed lower right Work accompanied by a certificate of authenticity on photograph issued by Archivio Afro, Rome PROVENANCE: Private collection, Milan

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            • Afro BASALDELLA Composition in Green Lithograph
              Aug. 19, 2023

              Afro BASALDELLA Composition in Green Lithograph

              Est: $500 - $1,000

              Color Lithograph, numbered 42/60 by artist Afro Basaldella, Composizione in Verde, 1969. Image measures 14 x 21", paper size 19 1/2" x 27", signed and numbered in pencil. This item can be shipped in-house.

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            • Afro Per Mann. 1966. Farblithographie auf festem V...
              Jul. 30, 2023

              Afro Per Mann. 1966. Farblithographie auf festem V...

              Est: -

              Italian Modern Afro Per Mann. 1966. Farblithographie auf festem Velin. 40,5 x 55,7 cm (50 x 65,3 cm). Signiert und nummeriert. Mit dem Trockenstempel der Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer. - Kleine Bleistiftannotationen im Unterrand recto und verso, verso unten links schwache Farb-/Anschmutzungsspuren, insgesamt sehr gut. Prachtvoller, nuancierter und experimentell anmutender Druck mit breitem Rand. Bettini/Caini/Graziani 33. - Eines von 65 Exemplaren. Hrsg. v. Wolfgang Ketterer in Zusammenarbeit mit Mann, Monaco. Gedruckt bei Caprini, Rom. Colour lithograph on strong wove paper. Signed and numbered. - Small pencil annotations in lower margin on recto and verso, faint colour/dirt trace on lower left on the verso, all in all very good. Splendid, nunanced and experimental-like impression with wide margin. - One of 65 copies. - Published by Wolfgang Ketterer (with drystamp) in collaboration with Mann, Monaco. Printed by Caprini, Rome.

              Jeschke Jádi Auctions Berlin GmbH
            • Afro (eigentlich Afro Basaldella) (Udine 1912-1976 Zürich),
              Jul. 05, 2023

              Afro (eigentlich Afro Basaldella) (Udine 1912-1976 Zürich),

              Est: €20,000 - €30,000

              Ohne Titel. Aquarell auf Papier, auf Leinwand. Sign. und dat. (1)949. 47,6 x 33,6 cm. - Gerahmt. Afro studierte in Florenz und Venedig, wo er 1931 seinen Abschluß machte, Kunst. Zusammen mit seinen drei Brüdern, die ebenfalls Künstler waren, stellte er jedoch bereits ab 1928 gemeinsam aus und konnte sich in auch ein Stipendium für Rom sichern. Unser Aquarell entstand in der zweiten wichtigen künstlerischen Phase seines Schaffens. War er Mitte der 1940er Jahre noch sehr dem Kubismus zugewandt, löste sich dies Ende des Jahrzehnts zugunsten einer verstärkt abstrakten Ausdrucksweise. In diese Zeit datiert das Blatt. Die dargestellte Figur ist in noch dem Kubismus verpflichtete Formen aufgelöst, die sich jedoch zunehmend in ein Geflecht, ein Netz aus Flächen auflösen, die frei von jeglicher Plastizität teils nebeneinander erscheinen, teils sich überlagern. Der letzte Schritt gänzlich weg von der Form, wie Afro ihn im darauffolgenden Jahrzehnt geht, ist jedoch noch nicht vollzogen. - Eindrucksvolle und kräftige Arbeit aus dem Frühwerk des Künstlers.

              Zisska & Lacher
            • Afro Basaldella Composizione rosa
              Jul. 05, 2023

              Afro Basaldella Composizione rosa

              Est: €6,000 - €8,000

              firmato e datato in basso a destra

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            • Afro Basaldella (Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976) - Untitled, 1948
              Jul. 04, 2023

              Afro Basaldella (Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976) - Untitled, 1948

              Est: €15,000 - €20,000

              mixed media on paper laid on canvas cm 33,5 x 45,5 Signed and dated lower right: Afro 48 Work registered with Fondazione Archivio Afro, Rome. Photo certificate of authenticity issued by Fondazione Archivio Afro, Rome.

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            • BASALDELLA AFRO (1912-1976). Untitled.
              Jun. 26, 2023

              BASALDELLA AFRO (1912-1976). Untitled.

              Est: €20,000 - €30,000

              BASALDELLA AFRO (1912-1976). Untitled. Mix media on cardboard. 26,5x16,3 cm. Signature and year lower right. Rizziaer Art Gallery, Teramop, label, at the back. Exhibition: Afro, Burri, Capogrossi, April 1989, Galleria delle Arti, Città di Castello. Publication: Catalog of the exhibition Afro, Burri, Capogrossi, April 1989, Galleria delle Arti, Città di Castello. Provenance: Rizziero Art Gallery, Teramo; Gallery of the Arts, Città di Castello; Private collection, Rome. 1959.

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            • BASALDELLA AFRO (1912 - 1976) - Untitled.
              Jun. 26, 2023

              BASALDELLA AFRO (1912 - 1976) - Untitled.

              Est: €20,000 - €30,000

              BASALDELLA AFRO (1912 - 1976). Untitled.. Signature and year lower right. Afro Archive, Rome, authenticity certificate on photo. Small defects.. 75,00 x 50,00 cm. 1948.

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            • Afro Basaldella Untitled Abstract Mixed Media Painting
              Jun. 24, 2023

              Afro Basaldella Untitled Abstract Mixed Media Painting

              Est: $15,000 - $25,000

              An Afro Basaldella (Italian, 1912-1976) 'untitled' abstract mixed media gouache, tempera, oil, and pencil on paper painting Signed and dated lower right. Presented in wood frame with single mat behind glass. Provenance: purchased from Long Island NY estate, from a private collection in Chattanooga, TN. Housed in wood frame with mat behind glass. Sight: 22" x 17.5"

              Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
            • Afro Basaldella L'horloge Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976
              Jun. 24, 2023

              Afro Basaldella L'horloge Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976

              Est: €1,500 - €2,000

              L'horloge Firma in basso a destra, timbro a secco "2RC", Roma, in basso a sinistra. su carta di cm. 28x33. es. IX/XII Bibliografia: "Afro", Top Graphic Editrice, pag. 172. Acquaforte e acquatinta su rame di cm. 20x25 1975

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            • Afro Basaldella L'invitation au voyage (B) Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976
              Jun. 24, 2023

              Afro Basaldella L'invitation au voyage (B) Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976

              Est: €1,500 - €2,000

              L'invitation au voyage (B) Firma in basso a destra, timbro a secco "2RC", Roma, in basso a sinistra. su carta di cm. 28x33. es. IX/XII Bibliografia: "Afro", Top Graphic Editrice, pag. 180. Acquaforte e acquatinta su rame di cm. 20x25 1975

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            • Afro Basaldella Le beautè Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976
              Jun. 24, 2023

              Afro Basaldella Le beautè Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976

              Est: €1,500 - €2,000

              Le beautè Firma in basso a destra, timbro a secco "2RC", Roma, in basso a sinistra. su carta di cm. 28x33. es. IX/XII Bibliografia: "Afro", Top Graphic Editrice, pag. 170. Acquaforte e acquatinta su rame di cm. 20x25 1975

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            • Afro Basaldella Composizione Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976
              Jun. 24, 2023

              Afro Basaldella Composizione Udine 1912-Zurigo 1976

              Est: €6,500 - €8,000

              Composizione Firmato in basso a destra. cm. 29,5x22,7 Tecnica mista su carta 1947

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            • Afro Per Mann. 1966. Farblithographie auf festem V…
              Jun. 23, 2023

              Afro Per Mann. 1966. Farblithographie auf festem V…

              Est: €900 -

              Italian Modernism Afro Per Mann. 1966. Farblithographie auf festem Velin. 40,5 x 55,7 cm (50 x 65,3 cm). Signiert und nummeriert. Mit dem Trockenstempel der Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer. - Kleine Bleistiftannotationen im Unterrand recto und verso, verso unten links schwache Farb-/Anschmutzungsspuren, insgesamt sehr gut. Prachtvoller, nuancierter und experimentell anmutender Druck mit breitem Rand. Bettini/Caini/Graziani 33. - Eines von 65 Exemplaren. Hrsg. v. Wolfgang Ketterer in Zusammenarbeit mit Mann, Monaco. Gedruckt bei Caprini, Rom. Colour lithograph on strong wove paper. Signed and numbered. - Small pencil annotations in lower margin on recto and verso, faint colour/dirt trace on lower left on the verso, all in all very good. Splendid, nunanced and experimental-like impression with wide margin. - One of 65 copies. - Published by Wolfgang Ketterer (with drystamp) in collaboration with Mann, Monaco. Printed by Caprini, Rome.

              Jeschke Jádi Auctions Berlin GmbH
            • Afro (eigentlich Afro Basaldella) (Udine 1912-1976 Zürich),
              Jun. 23, 2023

              Afro (eigentlich Afro Basaldella) (Udine 1912-1976 Zürich),

              Est: €20,000 - €30,000

              Ohne Titel. Aquarell auf Papier, auf Leinwand. Sign. und dat. (1)949. 47,6 x 33,6 cm. - Gerahmt. Afro studierte in Florenz und Venedig, wo er 1931 seinen Abschluß machte, Kunst. Zusammen mit seinen drei Brüdern, die ebenfalls Künstler waren, stellte er jedoch bereits ab 1928 gemeinsam aus und konnte sich in auch ein Stipendium für Rom sichern. Unser Aquarell entstand in der zweiten wichtigen künstlerischen Phase seines Schaffens. War er Mitte der 1940er Jahre noch sehr dem Kubismus zugewandt, löste sich dies Ende des Jahrzehnts zugunsten einer verstärkt abstrakten Ausdrucksweise. In diese Zeit datiert das Blatt. Die dargestellte Figur ist in noch dem Kubismus verpflichtete Formen aufgelöst, die sich jedoch zunehmend in ein Geflecht, ein Netz aus Flächen auflösen, die frei von jeglicher Plastizität teils nebeneinander erscheinen, teils sich überlagern. Der letzte Schritt gänzlich weg von der Form, wie Afro ihn im darauffolgenden Jahrzehnt geht, ist jedoch noch nicht vollzogen. - Eindrucksvolle und kräftige Arbeit aus dem Frühwerk des Künstlers.

              Zisska & Lacher
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