PARMENIDE'S MOON evokes a window to a surreal nocturnal landscape.
Laura Grisi (1939-2017) was a Greek-born artist who worked primarily in Italy and New York. She studied at the Ecole de Beaux Arts in Paris and became active in the Italian art world in the mid-1960s, with her first solo shows at the Galleria Il Segno in Rome in 1964 and the Galleria del Ariete in Milan in 1965. Her works are included in the collections of a number of institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Weisman Museum in Los Angeles, and the Galleria Civica del Arte Moderna in Turin. PARMENIDE'S MOON is made from wood, canvas, brass, wax, marble, and mosaic tile and transports the viewer to an otherworldly night time scene based on the artist's interpretation of the philosophy of the ancient Greek Parmenides. Artwork has the original label from the Leo Castelli Gallery on the reverse.
Artist: Laura Grisi
Dimensions: 85.75"H x 57.75"W x 4.75"D, framed
Provenance: Collection of Thomas Worrell, donated to Delray Beach Public Library in 2006
Country of Origin: United States