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Lot 23 : CORRADO CAGLI (Italian/New York, 1910-1976)

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CORRADO CAGLI (Italian/New York, 1910-1976)
abstact, 1951
sgn. and dated on reverse
CAGLI 1951; mixed media on board, 15.5 by 19.5 in.; original burlap wrapped frame 20.5 by 24.25 in.
In the 1930's the young artist, Corrado Cagli was a rising star of the Scuola Romana. He was supported by the Italian Fascist regime, despite being both Jewish and a homosexual. After the passing of the Racial Laws, he fled first to Paris, and then to America, where he remained until 1947. See Raffaele Bedarida " Corrado Cagli – La pittura, l'esilio l'America (1938-1947)", Donzelli Editore, 2018.
Scattered paint loss and chips; burlap wrapping to frame is dry and missing in spots.
Estimate: $700 - $900

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