Author Topic: Renato Casaro's "INVITATION"  (Read 3240 times)

Offline erik1925

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Renato Casaro's "INVITATION"
« on: October 25, 2018, 07:30:51 PM »
I stopped in the little 2nd hand store at lunch time, and spotted this framed piece up on the wall. I only decided to snag it, when I saw it was done by Renato Casaro.

It's called "INVITATION," with Casaro re-creating the Da Vinci's fresco of "The Last Supper" with famous actors as the apostles and MM in place of Jesus.

The size is 24.75 x 37 inches, (61x93 cm), printed on a linen textured paper. Casaro actually did 2 versions of this. The more common version has Groucho Marx and Robert Mitchum (replaced on this version by John Wayne and the Frankenstein Monster). 

His artistry shines thru here with incredible detail, so I did a full shot along with 3 group closeups. Ive written to Casaro to get more info on this version, as Ive not been able to find anything substantial online. But did a little more digging and this first edition was published in 1992 (part of the number "9" is hidden under the frame edge).











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Re: Renato Casaro's "INVITATION"
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2018, 08:04:38 PM »
Great score Jeff! I love Casaro's work. I regret selling The Gate quad I had years ago
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Re: Renato Casaro's "INVITATION"
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 08:38:17 PM »
Wow, Jeff!  Great second hand store find.  How often do you get to go "hunting" there?  Okie

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Re: Renato Casaro's "INVITATION"
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2018, 05:45:28 AM »
Top notch fella.

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Re: Renato Casaro's "INVITATION"
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2018, 08:00:26 AM »
Great snag Jeff  thumbsup.gif

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Re: Renato Casaro's "INVITATION"
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2018, 11:44:00 AM »
Thanks, gents.

A little more info -- I looked on Casaro's site, where this size print is still offered, on the linen structure paper. They are in his "Collector's Items" section, and probably so because the prints are what remains from the First Edition run, when produced in 1992.

No price is listed but will be sent on request. So I did write to get the price, if bought directly thru him.

No reply has come, yet. If/when i get an answer, I'll post it here.

http://www.casaro-renato-art.com/eng/collectors/collectors-21.html



-Jeff