James Rizzi 05.10.1950 New York - 26.12.2011 New York. Dated 1983 Original Hand signed in Pencil.
Pencil numbered lower right 16/125. Frame 10 1/2" x 15".SIZE: 11 3/4" x 8" (30 x 20.3 cm). Comes with free used passe partout (matted) 18 1/2" x 15" (47 x 38 cm). Good-very good condition, color maybe slightly faded (the old ones never have super vibrant colors). Please consider the Photo's of the actual Artwork as part of the description. Please note that there sometimes can be a slight color variation from Photo to actual art work.
James Rizzi studied Fine Arts at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. He came up with the idea of 3D multiples now mostly associated with his name when, having taken classes in painting, printmaking and sculpturing, he had to hand in grade work for all three subjects, but only had time for doing one. So he created an etching, printed it twice, handcolored it, and mounted parts of the one print on top of the other, using wire as a means of adding depth.
Having received good grades from all three teachers, he stuck with the idea and developed it further. Later, he married Gaby Hamill, a fashion designer. James Rizzi never had any children of his own, but has a goddaughter Georgia Rae Pai Foster, daughter of Emrie Brooke Foster. Rizzi was most famous for his 3D artwork, especially the large, elaborate prints and teeming anthropomorphic cityscapes.His latest paintings combine his Picasso meets Hanna-Barbera drawing style with an increasingly chromatic palette and a complex graphic structure that simultaneously evokes cubism and the most sophisticated Amerindian friezes. We understand that things can happen and if for some reason, you need more time...
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