Untitled drawing, 1980

Work On Paper

Original ink drawing

5.00 x 7.00 in

12.7 x 17.8 cm

Unique Work

Hand signed and inscribed by Robert Mangold on lower recto (front).

PRICE: $4,000

    About The Work

    This original drawing comes from the private collection of Dr. David Luisi of San Diego. It is accompanied by a copy of a poignant letter from Professor Luisi certifying the work's authenticity and provenance. After describing how he spent his youth visiting art museums, Luisi writes, "Even though I lacked the money to purchase art from famous artists, then at least the slightest contact with them would...allow me to share some of their greatness. With this fantasy in mind I wrote to dozens of artists asking, if they would please send me an autograph... My pleas must have sounded so desperate that they responded not only with autographs but sometimes with small examples of their art, letters and other art memorabilia. Now that I am elderly and the stresses of those years have passed, I am deeply grateful for the kindness of these artists and the psychological lifelines they extended when I needed it most."

    The Luisi collection was one of the very best of its kind ever to come to market from that era. This original drawing remained in Dr. Luisi's private collection for 30 years. Luisi only sold it because of his advanced age. The provenance is impeccable as it was gifted and dedicated by the artist directly to David Luisi. 

    Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

    About Robert Mangold

    From The Magazine

    • Inscription reads as follows: Best Wishes David Bob Mangold

    • This work is framed. Frame measurements are 8.75" x 9.75" x 1.25".
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