Falling Man Manscapes

Artist : Ernest Trova
Medium : Silkscreen
Size unframed : 27.5"/27.5"
Size framed : N/A
Signature Info : Hand Signed - By the artist
Frame Info : Yes
Condition : Very Good
Year : 1969
Asking Price:£595.00
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Ernest Trova (American, born 1927) Untitled (Three Globes), from Falling Man Manscapes, Rare 1969 Screenprint in colours on wove paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered, published by Pace Editions, New York, with margins, framed . sight 27 1/2 x 27 1/2in

  • Artist: Ernest Trova
  • Title: Untitled, from "Falling Man Manscapes"
  • Medium: Silkscreen
  • Year: 1969
  • Edition: Limited Edition 1/175
  • Size: 27 1/2 ins. x 27 1/2 ins.
  • Signature: Hand signed  by the artist

Ernest Tino Trova (American, 1927–2009) was a self-taught painter and sculptor, most famous for his Falling Man series. Born in a town just outside St. Louis, Trova lived his entire life in Missouri. After high school, he worked as department store decorator; upon observing Trova’s commercial work, art collector Morton D. May bought a painting, which was later donated to the Museum of Modern Art. In the 1960s, Trova created his first Falling Man: an armless, featureless figure that he repeatedly depicted in paintings and sculptures in a variety of configurations. Trova began exhibiting with the Pace Gallery in 1963, selling out his first show. Unlike many artists of his generation and fame, however, Trova did not live in New York City and made few friendships with other artists, though he did correspond with poet Ezra Pound. In the 1980s, he withdrew from the Pace Gallery to show in a local St. Louis gallery. His international reputation declined, but he remained active in Missouri, donating 40 sculptures to establish the St. Louis Laumeier Sculpture Park. His sculptures and paintings are also housed by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Tate Gallery in London. Trova died in 2009 in St. Louis