James Rizzi, large framed, "It's So Hard to Be a Saint in the City", from the Grover Gallery in Denver, Colorado.
For sale is a fantastic James Rizzi framed print. This piece is titled, "It's So Hard to Be a Saint in the City" was done in 1982. A fantastic piece showing the city work Rizzi is most noted for. An early work. It is framed.
The three-dimensionality gave James Rizzi's prints a sense of movement and playfulness. Looking at one of his creations is similar to Red Grooms, however, it is much more akin to looking at one of the great 20th Century surrealists like Dali, Miro or Klee (self noted influences for the artist). Viewers are attracted to his eye-catching colorful quirky works because they are dense with detail and reflect the energy and life of all the diversity and human variety that is typical of New York City.
This is a large piece, the image measures approximately 17 x 22 inches. Including the frame this measures approximately 26 x 30 inches.
Rizzi (1950-2011) is one of the best known American pop artists of the second half of the 20th century. His work is represented in museums around the world. This is a great piece showing city life at its best/worst.
The piece appears to be in great condition. The frame has a couple small scratches but, overall, is in nice shape. Ready to hang.
James Rizzi Obituary, American pop artist known for his childlike style and zany images: https://amp.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2011/dec/30/james-rizzi.
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