El SerenoArtist(s)Afro (Afro Basaldella)Artist NationalityItalian (culture or style)Object Creation Date1956Medium & Supportlithograph on paperDimensions
22 1/4 in x 15 1/2 in (56.52 cm x 39.37 cm);26 5/16 in x 18 7/8 in (66.83 cm x 47.94 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);22 7/16 in x 15 1/2 in (56.99 cm x 39.37 cm)Credit LineMuseum PurchaseSubject matterEl Sereno
is a nearly abstract composition that expresses Afro's emerging interest in Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s. Afro Basaldella, who goes by Afro, was born in Italy to a family of artists. His two brothers Dino and Mirko became sculptors while he focused on painting and printmaking. Afro moved to New York City in 1950 and his style gradually shifted towards Abstract Expressionism. The translation of 'sereno' seems to be applied specifically to security guards in the street. Physical Description
This composition shows irregularly layered patches of red, black, yellow, and cream, representing a tall figure with a ring of keys in his left hand in the lower left quadrant. Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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Abstract (fine arts style)
modern and contemporary art