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Lot 392: LETTERIO CALAPAI 11:45 P.M.
03 November 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Engraving, etching and aquatint, 1947. 500x306 mm; 19 5/8x12 inches, full margins. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 4/35 in pencil, lower margin. A superb, dark impression with strong contrasts.
Among Calapai's best known images, this print combines elements from his traditional study at the Art Students League, New York, with the influence of Stanley W. Hayter's Atelier 17, where Calapai worked in 1946-47.