A signed abstract watercolor by Italian painter Afro Libio Basaldella (1912-1976), known as Afro. Signed “Afro” in lower right corner. Condition: very good. Minor denting and creasing to edges of painting, not impacting images. The edges of the sheet are unevenly trimmed. Slight marking to mat. Matted but not framed.
mat w 16 in x h 12 in
sheet w 11 7/8 in x h 9 1/8 in.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
Price: $10,000 save 20% $8,000
After studying in Florence and Venice, he moved to Rome in 1938 before joining the Italian Army during WWII. Following the war he became increasingly active in the international artistic scene, particularly in the United States. His artistic style also shifted in the years after the war, as he developed an interest in abstract expressionism and began using a brighter color palette and more rounded shapes.