Current Inventory by Letterio Calapai

Eight-Thirty Express

Artist: Letterio Calapai
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Letterio Calapai (1902-1993), Eight-Thirty Express, wood engraving, 1943, signed and dated ’43 lower right, titled and inscribed trial proof 3 bottom left in pencil [with the monogram lower in the plate lower left]; an edition of 27 was printed. In very good condition, on laid paper, 5 3/16 x 8 1/2, the sheet 10 x 12 7/8 inches. Archival mounting. A fine impression of this modernist American icon, among the most aesthetically compelling of Calapai’s compositions. Calapai experimented with different papers, and on this impression he has written: “On Casinensis ivory laid – Made in Italy”. The paper has an elaborate two-headed snake watermark. […]

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The Pianist

Artist: Letterio Calapai
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Letterio Calapai (1902-1993) woodcut, signed and dated ’44 lower right, titled and numbered (4/25) lower left [also with the monogram in the block lower right]. On a thin Japan paper. In very good condition apart from repaired tear upper right margin corner (not affecting image), 7 1/2 x 5 3/4, the sheet 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Archival mounting. A fine impression of this modernist American icon, among the most aesthetically compelling of Calapai’s compositions. Calapai’s mother was a pianist, as was his cousin, Vincint Aita, who encouraged him to move from Boston to New York to pursue his artistic […]

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