James Rizzi: 1950-2011
American pop artist James Rizzi was one of the first artists to bring 3-d construction art to the mainstream. In college he developed what would become his trademark technique of hand coloring a silkscreen print and then taking cut outs from a second print and attaching them over the the corresponding images in the first print using an adhesive foam.
The result was what he called 3-d serigraph construction art.
In the 1970’s Rizzi moved to New York, where he made a living as a street artist, selling his whimsical constructions to tourists outside museums. His work was teeming with life and vibrant color; the way he saw the streets of New York.
As he became more recognized, he participated in shows and signed with a publisher who began to market his work internationally.
By the time of his death in 2011, James Rizzi’s accomplishments were many, including being the official artist at the Atlanta olympics as well as being commissioned to paint a Lufthansa Boeing 757 in Germany.
- Basketball Jones
- I Think I Have to Move
- Jumping Rope
- Outside Looking In
- Seven Heaven
- Simon Sez
- SOLD Bad Times
- SOLD Cooking Up a Storm
- SOLD Let's Fall In Love
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