RESERVED - First Class Gin Warehouse [Francesco Conz]

DESCRIPTION

A fabulous and very unusual oil on panel from the studio of Italian avant-garde art luminary, Francesco Conz (1935-2010). It depicts a fictional advertisement for Brown’s Gin of 3 Commercial Street, Shoreditch, which is known for its ‘great strength and fine flavour’.

Conz was a well-travelled art aficionado with a varied and fascinating career. He’s probably best known for working alongside a host of avant-garde artists, such as the Fluxus network, during the 1960s/1970s. Fluxus was an international network of artists, composers and designers that mixed various media and disciplines in the name of anti-commercial and anti-artistic sensitivity. At the time of Conz’s involvement, he was also a keen collector of art and the founder of the ‘Multiplied Art Gallery’ in Venice.

We believe that this particular decorative oil on panel was created by the ‘Bottega d'Arte di Francesco Conz, Verona’ between 1964 and 1975. In 1961, Francesco was working as a truck driver and salesman for the Liberty Warehouses on Regent Street, so perhaps that’s where he initially gained his inspiration.

Provenance: Alatri, Italy.

Medium Oil on panel
Size 17⅔” x 14” / 45cm x 35.4cm
Year of creation c. 1964 - c. 1975
Condition The artist has distressed the artwork so many of the various marks and losses are likely to be intentional.

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