Lot 60: Joseph Piccillo

CEPA Gallery's 2014 Biennial Art Auction artist Joseph Piccillo

Joseph Piccillo
Pigment Inkjet
42 x 34 ½ inches
Signed Recto
Equine Series

BIO: Joseph Piccillo has been exhibiting his work worldwide for over 37 years. He has shown at numerous galleries and museums including Chase Gallery, R. Duane Reed Gallery, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Katonah Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Galeria Loyse Oppenheim in Switzerland. Piccillo’s work is part of various collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Charles R. Penney Foundation, the American Express Collection and the Microsoft Collection. He is a professor in the art education department of the State University College at Buffalo.

STATEMENT: “Today in an age of mechanical reproduction, there is still something of the magical in the representation of an animal by hand. A part of the power of Joseph Piccillo’s work lies in his ability to dazzle us with sheer technical mastery. The hand is flawless, and Piccillo is a magician who reveals the secret of his trick at the same time he compels your amazement.” – Reagan Upshaw, 1996

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