Prometheus I by Salvatore Grippi

Prometheus I by Salvatore Grippi

Prometheus I

Salvatore Grippi

Title

Prometheus I

 
Artist
Year
1952  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
4 15/16 x 5 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
proof, not editioned 
Annotations
pencil titled and dated 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white laid with "Hand Made" watermark 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
21835 
Price
$600.00 
Description
This image was done in 1952 while the artist was working at Atelier 17 in New York with S.W. Hayter. Grippi, like many of the Atelier 17 surrealists, explored Greek and Roman mythology in an attempt to make sense of the chaos of the post WWII world. In this composition Prometheus has fallen to the earth after his wings were melted by the sun.