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Lorenzo Mattotti: Stanze Intime - Exhibitions - Philippe Labaune Gallery

Lorenzo Mattotti, Sovay Giugno, 2009
Crayon and pastel on paper, 22.00 x 18.00 inches

Lorenzo Mattotti: Stanze Intime

November 18, 2021 - February 26th, 2022

Philippe Labaune Gallery is pleased to present Stanze Intime, a solo exhibition presented in collaboration with Galerie Martel of new and recent paintings and drawings by Paris-based Italian artist Lorenzo Mattotti. His award-winning illustrations have graced children’s books, the Louis Vuitton Travel Book: Vietnam, and over thirty covers of The New Yorker. This is the first gallery exhibition for the artist in the United States. Stanze Intime will be on view from November 18, 2021 – February 26th, 2022.

Known to work in oil pastel and acrylics, Mattotti frequently evokes figures and landscapes, often saturated in vibrant color, to dance and sway in tender courtships. Inspired early on by Latin American Expressionism, Mattotti executes his work with an emphasis on color and line and what tension, or energy, can manifest. As he visually explores the natural and human landscape, themes of intimacy, unrequited love, and isolation are brought to the forefront.

Lorenzo Mattotti: Stanze Intime - Exhibitions - Philippe Labaune Gallery

Lorenzo Mattotti, La Ragazza Che Sogna, 2021

Acrylic on canvas, 57.50 x 57.50 inches

Among the works on view will be a selection of paintings and drawings completed in 2021. This work marks a period where the artist was enabled to immerse himself in the studio and focus on larger canvases. Within his painting, Sotto la Piogga (Under the Rain), a contemplative scene which the artist revisits in his paintings often, depicts two figures standing at an overlook of verdant green. Simultaneously the viewer can feel the closeness between the figures and the expansiveness before them. During this exploratory time in the studio, Mattotti continued to focus on the human spirit, as seen in the energetic painting Estasi. Executed in acrylic, two bodies in emphatic poses contort in a colorful dance.

 

Also on view are a collection of small and vibrant drawings, Stanze Intime 1-5, whose layers of color pencil instill quiet currents of energy to couples in various embraces. As a spirited counterpoint, a selection of works from Mattotti’s Rituali Intimi series will also be shown. Here, various abstracted figures engage with each other in colorful dreamscapes.

Lorenzo Mattotti: Stanze Intime - Exhibitions - Philippe Labaune Gallery

Lorenzo Mattotti, New Yorker Cover (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, September 2006), 2006

Crayon and pastel on paper, 25.50 x 20.00 inches

Lorenzo Mattotti was born in Brescia, Italy, in 1954. He studied at the Faculty of Architecture in Venice before beginning a career in comics. In Milan during the late 1970s, he began creating black and white comic strips that were initially published in counterculture magazines, Eureka, Gong, and King Kong. The release of his 1984 comic book, Fuochi/Fires garnered Mattotti international recognition for his idiosyncratic style and his use of pastel and color pencil, giving each page a quality of completeness. Mattotti was a frequent collaborator with Françoise Mouly and her husband Art Spiegelman for their 1980s underground comic series, Raw. Mattotti’s illustrations have been published in The New Yorker, Vogue, and the Louis Vuitton Travel Book: Vietnam. In 2003, he received a prestigious Eisner Award for the graphic novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Within the same year, his collaboration with renowned musician Lou Reed was released, The Raven- a visual and poetic interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem. In 2015, Mattotti collaborated with writer Neil Gaiman on the black and white graphic novel Hansel and Gretel. In 2019, he released his first animated feature, The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily. Mattotti has held over forty solo exhibitions including: Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy; Fonds Helene et Edouard Leclerc, Landerneau, France; Musei di Porta Romana, Milan, Italy; Villa Manin, Passariano, Italy; and the Cartoonmuseum Basel, Switzerland, among others. With Galerie Martel he has exhibited at Drawing Now and Art Paris Art Fair. He lives and works in Paris.

About Philippe Labaune

Gallery Founded in 2021, Philippe Labaune Gallery is devoted to championing and presenting original 20th and 21st-century comic art and illustrations by emerging and established artists from around the world.

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Selected Works

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La Ragazza Che Sogna, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
57 1/2 x 57 1/2 inches

La Ragazza Che Sogna, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
57 1/2 x 57 1/2 inches

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Sotto la Pioggia, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
57 x 57 inches

$20,000 - Sold

Sotto la Pioggia, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
57 x 57 inches

$20,000 - Sold

Amori Impossibli, 2021
Acrylic on wood
52 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches

Amori Impossibli, 2021
Acrylic on wood
52 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches

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Winter Warmth (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, January 2013), 2013
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches

Winter Warmth (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, January 2013), 2013
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches

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Estasi, 2021
Acrylic on wood
52 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches

$19,000 - Sold

Estasi, 2021
Acrylic on wood
52 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches

$19,000 - Sold

Memories (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, September 2006), 2006
Crayon and pastel on paper
25 1/2 x 20 inches

Memories (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, September 2006), 2006
Crayon and pastel on paper
25 1/2 x 20 inches

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Rooms - Al finire della Notte, 2015
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Rooms - Al finire della Notte, 2015
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

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Rooms - Dietro la Tenda, 2015, 
Cover for Dessins & Peintures / Ed. Michel E, Leclerc, 2016
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Rooms - Dietro la Tenda, 2015, 
Cover for Dessins & Peintures / Ed. Michel E, Leclerc, 2016
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

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Rooms - Sulla Cadrega, 2015
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Rooms - Sulla Cadrega, 2015
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

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Rituali Intimi #1, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches

Rituali Intimi #1, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches

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Rituali Intimi #2, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
28 x 28 inches

$9,600 - Sold

Rituali Intimi #2, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
28 x 28 inches

$9,600 - Sold

Rituali Intimi #3, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
28 x 28 inches

$10,000 - Sold

Rituali Intimi #3, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
28 x 28 inches

$10,000 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse: Lungo il Sentiero, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches

$10,000 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse: Lungo il Sentiero, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches

$10,000 - Sold

Paesaggio Urbano, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 59 3/4 inches

$16,000 - Sold

Paesaggio Urbano, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 59 3/4 inches

$16,000 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse: Riprendendo il Cammino, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches

$10,000 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse: Riprendendo il Cammino, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches

$10,000 - Sold

Amori Impossibli II, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$6,200 - Sold

Amori Impossibli II, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$6,200 - Sold

Rituali Intimi - Danza #1, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Rituali Intimi - Danza #1, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Rituali Intimi - Danza #2, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

 

Rituali Intimi - Danza #2, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

 

Kenzo, Byblos, Dolce & Gabbana, 1999
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches

$10,900 - Sold

Kenzo, Byblos, Dolce & Gabbana, 1999
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches

$10,900 - Sold

Poster for No Borders Music Festival, 2002
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches

$10,900 - Sold

Poster for No Borders Music Festival, 2002
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches

$10,900 - Sold

Valentino, Exè, Versace, 1999
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches

$10,900 - Sold

Valentino, Exè, Versace, 1999
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches

$10,900 - Sold

Stanze Intime #1, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Stanze Intime #1, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Stanze Intime #2, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Stanze Intime #2, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Stanze Intime #3, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Stanze Intime #3, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

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Stanze Intime #4, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

 

Stanze Intime #4, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

 

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Stanze Intime #5, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Stanze Intime #5, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

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Stanze Intime #6, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Stanze Intime #6, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Chemins de Traverse #1, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 x 19 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #1, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 x 19 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #2, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 x 19 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #2, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 x 19 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #3, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 x 19 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #3, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 x 19 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #4, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 x 19 inches

Chemins de Traverse #4, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 x 19 inches

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Chemins de Traverse #5, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
21 x 21 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #5, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
21 x 21 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #6, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
21 x 21 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #6, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
21 x 21 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Nell'Acqua, 2006
Color ink on lithography
66 x 50 inches

$7,400 - Sold

Nell'Acqua, 2006
Color ink on lithography
66 x 50 inches

$7,400 - Sold

Eni, 2006

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 27 inches

$6,500 - Sold

Eni, 2006

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 27 inches

$6,500 - Sold

La Vie Nativitá, 2002

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

La Vie Nativitá, 2002

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

"L'Amore della Madre" Cover for Akli Tadjer's Novel: "La meilleure facon de s'aimer", 2011

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

"L'Amore della Madre" Cover for Akli Tadjer's Novel: "La meilleure facon de s'aimer", 2011

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Sovay Giugno, 2009

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

Sovay Giugno, 2009

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

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Cover Internazionale, Illustration for Story by Nick Mount, 2016

Crayon and pastel on paper

25 x 20 inches

$7,000 - Sold

Cover Internazionale, Illustration for Story by Nick Mount, 2016

Crayon and pastel on paper

25 x 20 inches

$7,000 - Sold

Cover Parfums d’été, Published by Le Monde, 2012

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

Cover Parfums d’été, Published by Le Monde, 2012

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

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Chemins de Traverse: Vista dall’Alto, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 51 3/4 inches

Chemins de Traverse: Vista dall’Alto, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 51 3/4 inches

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Cover Internazionale, Illustration for Story by Motoyuki Shibata, 2015

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

Cover Internazionale, Illustration for Story by Motoyuki Shibata, 2015

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

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La Ragazza Che Sogna, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
57 1/2 x 57 1/2 inches

La Ragazza Che Sogna, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
57 1/2 x 57 1/2 inches

Sotto la Pioggia, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
57 x 57 inches

$20,000 - Sold

Sotto la Pioggia, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
57 x 57 inches

$20,000 - Sold

Amori Impossibli, 2021
Acrylic on wood
52 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches

Amori Impossibli, 2021
Acrylic on wood
52 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches

Winter Warmth (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, January 2013), 2013
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches

Winter Warmth (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, January 2013), 2013
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches

Estasi, 2021
Acrylic on wood
52 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches

$19,000 - Sold

Estasi, 2021
Acrylic on wood
52 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches

$19,000 - Sold

Memories (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, September 2006), 2006
Crayon and pastel on paper
25 1/2 x 20 inches

Memories (Cover for The New Yorker Magazine, September 2006), 2006
Crayon and pastel on paper
25 1/2 x 20 inches

Rooms - Al finire della Notte, 2015
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Rooms - Al finire della Notte, 2015
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Rooms - Dietro la Tenda, 2015, 
Cover for Dessins & Peintures / Ed. Michel E, Leclerc, 2016
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Rooms - Dietro la Tenda, 2015, 
Cover for Dessins & Peintures / Ed. Michel E, Leclerc, 2016
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Rooms - Sulla Cadrega, 2015
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Rooms - Sulla Cadrega, 2015
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Rituali Intimi #1, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches

Rituali Intimi #1, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches

Rituali Intimi #2, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
28 x 28 inches

$9,600 - Sold

Rituali Intimi #2, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
28 x 28 inches

$9,600 - Sold

Rituali Intimi #3, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
28 x 28 inches

$10,000 - Sold

Rituali Intimi #3, 2021
Acrylic on canvas
28 x 28 inches

$10,000 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse: Lungo il Sentiero, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches

$10,000 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse: Lungo il Sentiero, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches

$10,000 - Sold

Paesaggio Urbano, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 59 3/4 inches

$16,000 - Sold

Paesaggio Urbano, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 59 3/4 inches

$16,000 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse: Riprendendo il Cammino, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches

$10,000 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse: Riprendendo il Cammino, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches

$10,000 - Sold

Amori Impossibli II, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$6,200 - Sold

Amori Impossibli II, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$6,200 - Sold

Rituali Intimi - Danza #1, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Rituali Intimi - Danza #1, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Rituali Intimi - Danza #2, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

 

Rituali Intimi - Danza #2, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

 

Kenzo, Byblos, Dolce & Gabbana, 1999
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches

$10,900 - Sold

Kenzo, Byblos, Dolce & Gabbana, 1999
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches

$10,900 - Sold

Poster for No Borders Music Festival, 2002
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches

$10,900 - Sold

Poster for No Borders Music Festival, 2002
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches

$10,900 - Sold

Valentino, Exè, Versace, 1999
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches

$10,900 - Sold

Valentino, Exè, Versace, 1999
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches

$10,900 - Sold

Stanze Intime #1, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Stanze Intime #1, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Stanze Intime #2, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Stanze Intime #2, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Stanze Intime #3, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Stanze Intime #3, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Stanze Intime #4, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

 

Stanze Intime #4, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

 

Stanze Intime #5, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Stanze Intime #5, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Stanze Intime #6, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Stanze Intime #6, 2021
Crayon and pastel on paper
18 x 18 inches

Chemins de Traverse #1, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 x 19 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #1, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 x 19 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #2, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 x 19 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #2, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 x 19 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #3, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 x 19 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #3, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 x 19 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #4, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 x 19 inches

Chemins de Traverse #4, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
19 x 19 inches

Chemins de Traverse #5, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
21 x 21 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #5, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
21 x 21 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #6, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
21 x 21 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Chemins de Traverse #6, 2019
Crayon and pastel on paper
21 x 21 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Nell'Acqua, 2006
Color ink on lithography
66 x 50 inches

$7,400 - Sold

Nell'Acqua, 2006
Color ink on lithography
66 x 50 inches

$7,400 - Sold

Eni, 2006

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 27 inches

$6,500 - Sold

Eni, 2006

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 27 inches

$6,500 - Sold

La Vie Nativitá, 2002

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

La Vie Nativitá, 2002

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

"L'Amore della Madre" Cover for Akli Tadjer's Novel: "La meilleure facon de s'aimer", 2011

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

"L'Amore della Madre" Cover for Akli Tadjer's Novel: "La meilleure facon de s'aimer", 2011

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

$5,900 - Sold

Sovay Giugno, 2009

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

Sovay Giugno, 2009

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

Cover Internazionale, Illustration for Story by Nick Mount, 2016

Crayon and pastel on paper

25 x 20 inches

$7,000 - Sold

Cover Internazionale, Illustration for Story by Nick Mount, 2016

Crayon and pastel on paper

25 x 20 inches

$7,000 - Sold

Cover Parfums d’été, Published by Le Monde, 2012

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

Cover Parfums d’été, Published by Le Monde, 2012

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

Chemins de Traverse: Vista dall’Alto, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 51 3/4 inches

Chemins de Traverse: Vista dall’Alto, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 51 3/4 inches

Cover Internazionale, Illustration for Story by Motoyuki Shibata, 2015

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

Cover Internazionale, Illustration for Story by Motoyuki Shibata, 2015

Crayon and pastel on paper

22 x 18 inches

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