Internationally Known, Respected and Collected, American Artist Paolo (Paul) Corvino* Signed and Dated (P. Corvino 79) this Highly Collectible Autographed* Portrait of 2 New York Yankee Centerfield Hall of Famers, Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. Original Oil on Canvas mounted to rigid foam board, acquired directly from the artists estate!
While we don’t have a PSA* (Professional Sports Authenticator), Corvino was well known in most Celebrity circles and most definitely, sports, as he was a pro boxer. If you check on our last image, note the photos of Corvino with Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. Seeing that photo (and others) proves he knew and had access to these men, which leads me to believe signatures are legit, but please bid accordingly!
Framed in 2 1/4″ Ribbed Silver profile, which is included complementary and is in Good condition.
Canvas mounted on foam board is in Very Good condition (please see images for condition).
Image opening measures 13 X 20.
Outside measure of the frame is 17 X 24.
*Paolo “Paul” Corvino was born September 20, 1930 in Bronx, NY. He was a professional boxer turned artist. Many of his paintings and sculptures can been seen in public spaces, including terminals at JFK and LaGuardia airports, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Museum of the City of New York. His works have been sold in fine galleries throughout the world including auctions at Sotheby’s and Christie’s. He is listed in Who’s Who of American Artist. He worked out of his gallery and studio in Larchmont, NY until his death on February 6, 2013.
The Paolo Studio was located north of NYC, in a gallery reminiscent of an old European studio where Impressionist artists in the 1800’s might easily have painted. The artist operated amid his own works, a true craftsman in more than four separate mediums, Oil on Canvas, Bronze Sculpture, Fresco and Watercolor among others. Different themes, he believes, require separate methods of expression. The artisan must follow the idea he wants to express and then identify the way in which to express it.
The artist is particularly prone to the appeal of the senses and of the immediate experience and observation. In fact, painting to him is an endless journey of research and experimentation. He never paints a picture with a view to simply producing a work of art. Instead, he continues to research and experiment, and in this constant inquiry logical developments emerge.