05-18-2012 05-18-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2598B Boston
May 18, 2012 12:00PMCalender

Salvatore L. Aucello (American, b. 1903) Chicago Street Corner

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2598B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 18, 2012 12:00PM


Salvatore L. Aucello (American, b. 1903)

Chicago Street Corner
Signed and dated "S. Aucello 1943" l.r., identified on a partial label affixed to
the paper backing.
Watercolor on paper/board, sight size 15 5/8 x 19 3/4 in. (40.0 x 50.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Gentle toning, not examined out of frame.

N.B. Salvatore Aucello studied at the National Academy of Design and was a project planner for the Public Works of Art Project. A label on the back of this work identifies the scene as the corner of 14th Street (Chicago), but the name of the cross street, while specified on the label, is no longer legible. Aucello is best known for his public murals in New York City, including one at the Chrysler Building.
Estimate $400-600

The location shown in this watercolor is W. 14th Place and Sangamon in Chicago, currently known as University Village. It can be seen on Google Earth at 922 W. 14th Place, Chicago, Illinois. It is on the corner across from the ball field.


Salvatore L. Aucello, project planner, National Academy of Design, B. Salvatore Aucello, Chicago, Chrysler, New York City, Chrysler Building