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[ Two black shapes resembling that of an upside-down and a backwards "L" shape are connected by small beige rectangles against a white background. A small, jagged line of white space remains between the black shapes. Three small black dots float within this white space. ]

Conrad Marca-Relli

Untitled #7 , 1969

Artwork Type: Prints
Medium: Paper on paper
Dimensions: 20 x 26 in. (50.8 x 66.04 cm)
Accession #: 19810839
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of The University at Albany Foundation , Gift of Robert Brooks
Related Exhibition:
Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections
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Conrad Marca-Relli (1913–2000, American) was a major figure in the New York School abstract art movement, to which his friends Elaine and Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline belonged. Although he created highly expressive and dynamic works characteristic of Abstract Expressionism, Marca-Relli remains an anomaly to the movement, set apart by his dual European and American residence and an adherence to the figure. He is best known for his monumental collage paintings that have been attributed to his life in Mexico and the affinity with his Italian life and heritage, including the noted Italian artists Giorgio Morandi, Giorgio de Chirico, and Lucio Fontana.
Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections

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