November 03, 2019 11:00 AM PST Fine Estate Auction Gallery, 121 Jordan Street, San Rafael, CA.


James Rizzi (American 1950-2011) Silkscreen with Hand Cut 3-D Construction

City by the Bay. Color silkscreen with hand-cut 3-D construction. Signed lower left, titled, numbered 40/150 and dated 1986 in lower margin. Sight measures 15 in. high x 21 in. wide, (with frame 21.25 in. high x 27.25 in. wide). 

At first glance, James Rizzi's art may easily be mistaken for the early artistic efforts of a young child.  This is not an entirely erroneous judgment, for it is certain that Rizzi wants to incorporate the freshness and vitality of children's art in his work.  In this regard he is not alone.  Some of the great artists of the twentieth century, including Klee, Dubuffet and Miro, deliberately used a primitive, childlike style in their mature work.

Rizzi, born and raised in New York, has turned his childlike imagination into artistic powers transforming the city itself into something wonderfully original.  His large panorama of urban life are teeming with energy and life, reflecting all the diversity and human variety that is at the core.

Condition: In very good condition. No issues to note. 

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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