New York Skyline

by José Manuel Capuletti (1925–1978)
Oil on canvas
21½ x 14¾ inches
Signed lower right: Capuletti


Hammer Galleries, New York, New York

Private collection, Wisconsin

Sale, Revere Auctions, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 28, 2020, lot 476

Private collection, New York, New York, from above

Note: In this work, José Manuel Capuletti captures a glimpse of the city from a high vantage point, showcasing the emblematic rooftop water towers, fire escapes, and geometric buildings of New York City.

Artist Biography

Born in Spain, José Manuel Capuletti is known for his magic realist paintings. Capuletti’s artistic talents were noticed at a young age. At eleven, he began studying at a local art academy and held his first group exhibition in 1941 in his hometown of Valladolid, Spain. After moving to Madrid, Capuletti began working for several Spanish dance companies, including famed flamenco dancer José Greco. He designed costumes and sets for their performances and the position offered Capuletti the opportunity to travel across Europe. In 1951, Capuletti settled in Paris and exhibited his works at the Galerie André Weil. As he

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