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Piero Dorazio Art

Italian, 1927-2005

Piero Dorazio (Rome, June 29, 1927 - Perugia, May 17, 2005) was an Italian painter. His work was related to color field painting, lyrical abstraction and other forms of abstract art.

Dorazio was born in Rome. His father was a civil servant, while his mother was interested in history and art. Dorazio attended Julius Caesar Lyceum (high school) in Rome. The family fled to their homeland province of Abruzzo in 1943. After the war, Dorazio worked briefly as a translator for the British Army and then studied architecture at the University of Rome.

He was influenced by futurists such as Gino Severini, Antonio Corpora, Enrico Prampolini, and Giacomo Balla, attracting him to painting. An aversion to their right-wing views pushed him to align instead with left-leaning artists like Renato Guttuso. Along with Pietro Consagra, Achille Perilli, and Giulio Turcato, he helped formulate a manifesto and establish a group of abstract artists in 1947 called Forma I. Although imbued with socialist leanings, the group did not follow the realist social commentary furthered by Guttuso but proposed to reclaim abstraction from Futurism. In 1947 Dorazio won a prize and a stipend from the French government to study at the École des Beaux-Arts of Paris.

Dorazio, along with artists Mino Perilli and Guerrini, helped found L'Age d'Or in 1950. It was a bookstore/gallery space dedicated to abstract art. In 1952, he promoted the foundation Origin with Alberto Burri, Ettore Colla and others, and edited the magazine Arti Visive. As a representative of Italy, in 1953 he traveled for the first time to the United States to participate in the International Summer Seminar at Harvard University. That fall, he moved to New York City and stayed through 1954. In October 1953, Dorazio had his first solo exhibition at George Wittenborn's One-Wall Gallery.

He published La Fantasia Dell-Arte Nella Vita Moderna" in 1955, a review of modern art in Italy. Regarding this book, reviewer Christopher Masters states that Dorazio advanced his belief, perhaps with a surfeit of optimism, that "abstract art could change the world... That just as science and technology were destroying the barriers between different cultures, so the new 'universal style' would lead to a 'universal civilisation'."

He was invited to teach at the Graduate School of Fine Arts program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design in 1959. He taught painting there for one semester each year from 1960 to 1969, splitting his time between the United States and Italy. In 1970 he returned to live and work full-time in Rome. In 1974 he moved his studio from Rome to Umbria, near Todi. Peter Iden, founding director of the Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt from 1978-1987, acquired three works by Dorazio from 1981 to 1983 (Oracolo, 1959; Blue Hearttrap, 1961; Stridente, 1982-83) for the museum collection.

(Biography provided by Cerbera Gallery)
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Artist:Piero Dorazio
Abstract Line - Original Lithograph by Piero Dorazio - 1976
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Abstract Lines is an original colored lithograph realized in 1976 by Piero Dorazio. Hand-signed and dated in pencil on the lower right. Edition X/XXX. Includes a frame: 73.5 x 1.5 ...
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1970s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Abstract Composition - West End - Original Lithograph by Piero Dorazio - 1983
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Image dimensions: 17.7 x 17.7 cm. Abstract Composition in Tondo - West End is a joyful color etching on paper, realized in 1983 by the Italian graphic master Piero Dorazio (Rome, 19...
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1980s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

San Gallo 1968-1985 - Original Screen Print by Piero Dorazio
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
San Gallo s an original contemporary artwork realized by Pietro Dorazio in 1980s. Mixed colored screen print on paper. Signed and dated in pencil on the lower right and numbered on...
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1970s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Screen

Kalithea - Original Lithograph by Piero Dorazio - 1977
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Kalithea is an original print realized by Piero Dorazio in 1977. Mixed color lithograph on paper. Hand-signed in pencil on the lower right. Numbered on the lower left. Edition of 1...
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1970s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Untitled
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Summit, NJ
Gorgeous aquatint in reds and oranges by Piero Dorazio (Italian 1927-2005). This aquatint is on heavy "Umbria" Fabriano paper. It is signed and dated 1964 in the lower margin in penc...
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1960s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Aquatint

Untitled - Original Etching by Piero Dorazio - 1980
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
This original print is hand signed , dated and numbered by the artist with a pencil. This is an edition of 25 prints in Roman numerals. Piero Dorazio (1927-2005) was an Italian pain...
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1980s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Oval Composition - Original Silkscreen by Piero Dorazio - 1978
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
This polychrome silkscreen is a creation in the pure style that made the reputation of the italian artist Piero Dorazio (1927-2005). This specimen, in excellent condition, dated 197...
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1970s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Poster for P. Dorazio's Exhibition in Herrenhof Musbach, Germany
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Composition is an original modern artwork realized by Piero Dorazio in 1987. Original Lithograph after Piero Dorazio. Very good conditions. Composition is a vintage Poster for Pi...
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1980s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Pink Abstract, Silkscreen by Piero Dorazio
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Piero D'Orazio, Italian (1927 - ) Title: Pink Abstract Year: 1992 Medium: Screenprint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 66/99 Size: 30 x 21.5 inches
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1990s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Screen

Composition - Original Lithograph by Piero Dorazio - 1984
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Composition is an original modern artwork realized by Piero Dorazio in 1984. Original Lithograph. Hand-signed at the bottom right. Very good conditions. Piero Dorazio (Rome, 1927...
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1980s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Cycladic - Original Etching and Aquatint by Piero Dorazio - 1981
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Image dimensions 27.5 x 49.5 cm. Cycladic is a beautiful colored print, realized by Piero Dorazio in 1981. Colored aquatint. Hand-signed and dated in pencil on lower right. Titled ...
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1980s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Erker-Treffen 2
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Paris, FR
Lithograph, 1974 Handsigned by the artist in pencil and numbered 152/200 Publisher : Erker (St. Gallen) Leaflet Poem "Venedig im regen" and signature of Peter Huchel lithographed on ...
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1970s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Quasivert 1963-1985 - Original Screen Print by Piero Dorazio
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Quasivert is an original artwork realized by Piero Dorazio in the 1963/85. Mixed colored screen print. Includes silver frame. Hand signed and dated on the lower left margin with d...
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1970s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Screen

Erker-Treffen 4
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Paris, FR
Lithograph, 1987 Handsigned by the artist in pencil and numbered 123/200 Publisher : Erker Presse (St. Gallen) LCD4721
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1980s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Untitled - Original Screen Print by Piero Dorazio - 1970s
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Untitled is an original contemporary artwork realized by Piero Dorazio in 1970s. A mixed colored screen print. Hand signed by the artist on the lower right margin. Good conditions ...
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1970s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Screen

"abstract composition"lines, colors Tempera on paper cm. 52,2 x 42,4 1983
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Torino, IT
abstract composition,lines, colors,red,blue,yellow,green,geometry,Unique work work archived and authenticated by the painter's archive Framed cm. 53 x 60 Piero Dorazio (Rome, June ...
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1980s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Tempera, Cardboard

Blue Armony - Original Lithograph by Piero Dorazio - 1997
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Blue armony is a colored lithograph on paper, realized in 1997 by the Italian graphic master Piero Dorazio (Rome, 1927 - Perugia, 2005). Signed and dated in pencil " Piero Dorazi...
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1990s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Hommage à Hans Arp
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Paris, FR
Lithograph, 1970 Handsigned by the artist in pencil and numbered XVIII/XX Publisher : Galerie Im Erker St. Gallen 21.00 cm. x 16.00 cm. | 8.27 in. x 6.3 in. (paper) 18.00 cm. x 14.00...
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1970s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Italian Abstract Work on Paper Color Field Non-Objective European Mid-Century
By Piero Dorazio
Located in New York, NY
Italian Abstract Work on Paper Color Field Non-Objective European Mid-Century - "Gonage" Dorazio completed "Gonage" in 1949 when just after the artist had been awarded a stipend by ...
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1940s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Gouache, Board

Quasivert 1963-1985 - Original Screen Print by Piero Dorazio
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Quasivert is an original artwork realized by Piero Dorazio in the 1963/85. Mixed colored screen print. Includes silver frame. Hand signed and dated on the lower left margin with d...
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1970s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Screen

Scavezzacollo 1968-1985 - Original Screen Print by Piero Dorazio - 1980s
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Scavezzacollo is an original contemporary artwork realized by Pietro Dorazio in 1980s. Mixed colored screen print on paper. Signed and dated in pencil on the lower right and number...
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1970s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Screen

Untitled 1988
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Summit, NJ
Gorgeous lithograph in primary and secondary colors. Heavy paper with beautiful edges. Signed and dated 1988 in pencil by the artist on the front and again dated and titled on the ba...
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1980s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Madrigale, Abstract Aquatint by Piero Dorazio
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Piero D'Orazio, Italian (1927 - ) Title: Madrigale Year: 1979 Medium: Aquatint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 13/75 Plate Size: 12.5 x 19.5 inches Size: 19.75 x 27.2...
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1970s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Aquatint

Infinity Vortex - Original Lithograph by Piero Dorazio - 1968
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Infinity Vortex is an original print realized by Piero Dorazio in 1968 Mixed color lithograph on paper. Hand-signed in pencil on the lower right. Numbered on the lower left. Editio...
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1960s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Striped Composition - Original Etching by Piero Dorazio - 1970
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Striped Composition is an original artwork on paper, realized by Piero Dorazio in 1970. Hand-signed and dated on the lower right margin. Numbered 9 of 100 prints, on the lower margi...
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1970s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Etching

Untitled 1988
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Summit, NJ
Gorgeous lithograph in primary and secondary colors. Heavy paper with beautiful edges. Signed and dated 1988 in pencil by the artist on the front and again dated and titled on the ba...
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1980s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Souvenir de Pise
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Paris, FR
Lithograph, 1968 Edition : 29/115 Publisher : Galerie Im Erker (Saint-Gallen) Printer : Erker-Press (Saint-Gallen) 38.00 cm. x 28.00 cm. 14.96 in. x 11.02 in. (paper) Piero Dorazio ...
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1970s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Natale, Lithograph by Jon D'Orazio
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Piero Dorazio, Italian (1927 - 2005) Title: Natale Year: 1968 Medium: Lithograph, signed and dedicated in pencil Edition: 300, AP 45 Image Size: 23 x 23 inches Size: 25 in. x...
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1960s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Logos et Cares, Abstract Lithograph by Piero Dorazio
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Piero D'Orazio, Italian (1927 - ) Title: Logos et Cares Year: 1967 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: Prove d'Artiste Size: 25 in. x 31.5 in. (63.5 cm...
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1960s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Abstract Composition - Original Lithograph by Piero Dorazio - 1968
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Image dimensions: 46.5 x 70.5 cm. This contemporary artwork is the Abstract Composition by Dorazio. A joyful color lithograph on paper, realized in 1968 by the Italian graphic mas...
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1960s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Untitled Senza Titolo - Art Italiana, Futurismo, Post War, Tempera
By Piero Dorazio
Located in London, GB
PIERO DORAZIO 1927-2005 Rome 1927 - 2005 Perugia (Italian) Title: Untitled Senza titolo, 1973 Technique: Signed and Dated Tempera on Paper Size: 31.5 x 24 cm. / 12.4 x 9.5 in. ...
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1970s Piero Dorazio Art

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Tempera

Composition - Original Lithograph by Piero Dorazio - 1981
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Composition is an original lithograph on paper realized by Piero Dorazio in 1981. Hand-signed and dated on the lower right margin. Edition 9/100, numbered in pencil on the lower mar...
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1980s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Untitled - Original Etching by Piero Dorazio - 1980
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Hand signed, dated and numbered by artist with pencil. Edition of 25 prints in Roman Numerals. Publisher : Romero, Roma Image Dimensions : 30 x 49.2 cm
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1980s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Etching

United Europe - France 2 - Original Etching by Piero Dorazio - 1994
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
United Europe - France 2 is an original print realized by Piero Dorazio in 1994. Mixed colored etching and aquatint on paper. Hand-signed and dated in pencil on the lower margin. ...
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1970s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Etching, Aquatint

United Europe - France - Original Etching by Piero Dorazio - 1994
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
United Europe - France is an original print realized by Piero Dorazio in 1994. Mixed colored etching and aquatint on paper. Hand-signed and dated in pencil on the lower margin. N...
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1970s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Composition - Original Lithograph by Piero Dorazio - 1972
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Composition is an original lithograph realized by Piero Dorazio in 1972. Hand-signed and dated in pencil on the lower right. Edition 106 of 200 prints. Colorful abstract compositi...
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1970s Contemporary Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Color Composition - Original Lithograph by Piero Dorazio - 1976
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Original colored lithograph glued on cardboard by the Italian artist Piero Dorazio. Hand-signed and dated on the lower right in pencil. Numbered on the lower left (71/90). Dry stamp...
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1970s Contemporary Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Abstract Composition - Original Lithograph by Piero Dorazio - 1968
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Image dimensions: 46.5 x 70.5 cm. This contemporary artwork is the Abstract Composition by Dorazio. A joyful color lithograph on paper, realized in 1968 by the Italian graphic mas...
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1960s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Kalithea - Original Lithograph by Piero Dorazio - 1977
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Image dimensions 42.4 x 71 cm. Kalithea is an original print realized by Piero Dorazio in 1977. Mixed color lithograph on paper, mounted on white cardboard. Hand-signed in pencil ...
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1970s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Blue Composition - Original Aquatint by Piero Dorazio - 1984
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Aquatint on watermarked paper, hand-signed and hand-numbered in pencil on lower margin by Piero Dorazio. Edition of 55 prints. Wonderful contemporary and abstract blue composition ...
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1980s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Aquatint

Abstract Silkscreen by Piero Dorazio
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Piero D'Orazio, Italian (1927 - 2005) Title: Untitled 3 Year: 1979 Medium: Silkscreen, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 90 Size: 13 x 10 in. (33.02 x 25.4 cm)
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1970s Abstract Expressionist Piero Dorazio Art

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Screen

Alisei - Original Lithograph by Piero Dorazio - 1981
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Alisei is an original artwork, a colorful lithograph on paper, realized by Piero Dorazio in 1981. Hand-signed and dated by the artist in pencil on the lower right. Numbered on the l...
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1980s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Wir Wurchsten Ein Gutes Neues Jahr - 1970s - Piero Dorazio - Lithograph
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
Original colorful lithograph on paper, glued on white cardboar, realized by Piero Dorazio. Original title: Wir Wurchsten Ein Gutes Neues Jahr. Realized for "Wir Wurchsten ein gutes n...
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1970s Contemporary Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Colored Ribbons - Lithograph (Olympic Games Munich 1972)
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Paris, FR
Piero Dorazio Colored Ribbons Lithograph Printed signature in the plate On edition paper 101 x 64 cm (c. 40 x 26 inch) Made for the Olympic Games in Munich, 1972 Excellent condition
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1970s Modern Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Autograph Letter by Piero Dorazio - 1950s - Contemporary
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Roma, IT
L.A.S. (Lettre Autographe Signée) Autograph Letter Signed by P. Dorazio, to the Countess A.L. Pecci-Blunt. On Letterhead “Piero Dorazio 16 Piazza Armellini – Roma”. Rome, 27th March ...
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1950s Contemporary Piero Dorazio Art

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Paper

Cercles du matin
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Kansas City, MO
Color lithography (1992) Hand signed and numbered (19/90) Dimensions: (Height x Width): Paper 50 x 70 cm / Plate 50 x 70 cm Publisher: Erker Presse (St. Gallen) Piero Dorazio (June ...
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1990s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Cercles de nuit
By Piero Dorazio
Located in Kansas City, MO
Color lithography (1992) Hand signed and numbered (61/90) Size: 27.3 × 19.5 inches Publisher: Erker Presse (St. Gallen) Piero Dorazio (June 29, 1927 - May 17, 2005) was an Italian p...
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1990s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

Accomplissements Libres
By Piero Dorazio
Located in New York, NY
"Accomplissement libres" is an abstract print composed of intensely colored ribbons on a white background. The ribbons are in the colors of a rainbow. They’re twisted which forces th...
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1960s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Aquatint

Untitled XXV
By Piero Dorazio
Located in New York, NY
Untitled XXV shows four, large, stripes which are mostly in red, green and blue with some little part in yellow and two different shades of purple. The background is white. Three str...
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1960s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Aquatint

Avion
By Piero Dorazio
Located in New York, NY
This print is named Avion, meaning Airplane. It shows diverse, vertical colored stripes, some angular and some slightly curved. Different tones of blue dominate the foreground. Some...
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1960s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Aquatint

Untitled XXIV
By Piero Dorazio
Located in New York, NY
Edition of 80 Piero Dorazio (June 29, 1927 - May 17, 2005) was an Italian painter, whose work was related to Color field, Lyrical Abstraction and other forms of abstract art. He was...
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1960s Abstract Piero Dorazio Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Carrefour et Attraction
By Piero Dorazio
Located in New York, NY
Edition of 75 Piero Dorazio (June 29, 1927 - May 17, 2005) was an Italian painter, whose work was related to Color field, Lyrical Abstraction and other forms of abstract art. He was...
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1960s Piero Dorazio Art

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Lithograph

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