"Colorful Italian Nude with Many Faces (Vortice Vitale)"

1970, 16" x 24"

Although the artist is not listed in Davenport's directory of "known" painters, it appears that she did have quite a marketing campaign during her time. This piece was certainly considered "High Art" back in 1970 as witnessed by the Galleria d'Arte "La Conchiglia" sticker slapped on the back of this painting, complete with an artist bio and promotional material, all printed in Italian. What would the aspiring artist have thought more than three decades ago if she knew that her painting would one day be purchased in an American thrift store for the princely sum of $5.00 (plus all applicable sales taxes)?

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